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August 2011 Blog Posts (8)

Housing Local Improvement Network paper on Co-production

Merron Simpson has authored a viewpoint paper on 'co-production, personalisation and housing: improving outcomes for individuals and communities' for the Housing Local Improvement Network.

It contains a useful summary of relevant policy doc's for housing providers, some practical co-production examples and then makes practical suggestions on how to embed 'transformative co-production' within housing association activity.

The full paper can be downloaded here,…


Added by Lucie Stephens on August 31, 2011 at 11:54 — No Comments

Providing (paid for) practical support to people powered health pilots

NESTA and the Innovation Unit are supporting the design and delivery of 'innovative solutions for people that are living with long term health conditions' in six areas. In order to support the sites they are commissioning specialist support on;

- co-production

- commissioning

- new technologies

- leadership and change management

- service design and public participation

- economics/ business modelling

- impact measurement

- workforce…


Added by Lucie Stephens on August 23, 2011 at 16:43 — No Comments

NESTA is recruiting a 'Learning Lead'


NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) is seeking to recruit a Learning Lead to work across practical programmes to ensure they generate insights and evidence that are of use to public and social innovation practitioners and other external stakeholders.

The outline is here................. 

NESTA’s practical programmes represent a growing bank of knowledge about the methods and approaches that support…


Added by Lucie Stephens on August 23, 2011 at 15:40 — No Comments

Workshop on How to Make Co-production Really Work in adult social services - September 22

If you working in adult social services and facing cuts you may want to consider multiplying your resources by getting your service users to provide services for each other. The charity Mosaic Clubhouse in the London Borough of Lambeth co-produces everything it does with its members, although all of them have experienced mental health problems. It uses a unique approach to develop a strong community among people who had never previously met each other - indeed, when you visit the …


Added by Frankie Hine-Hughes on August 20, 2011 at 16:00 — No Comments

Testing and developing practices for creative engagement

''Living networks of conversation lie at the heart of our capacity as a human community to create the futures we want rather than being forced to live with the futures we get'' - Juanita Brown


Julia Slay has encouraged me to load here a small booklet I have just produced with my North America colleague, John O'Brien. We have been conducting Conversations about building sustainable and inclusive communities and seeking to document local examples of adaptive responses…


Added by David Towell on August 20, 2011 at 13:51 — No Comments

Co-production: developing new tools for practice

Almost all the practitioners I speak to about co-production have a clear idea of the practical tools and support they would like to help them further their work, and in influencing others about the value of co-production. Although these are many and varied, some of the most common ones include;

  • An evidence review of the impact co-production has on people's outcomes, and the costs/value of public services
  • Commissioning guidance and new commissioning ideas which…

Added by Julia on August 12, 2011 at 16:13 — No Comments

LSx are recruiting

LSx are looking for a Delivery Programme Director. Details are at Get in touch if you have any questions!

Added by Jude Luckett on August 11, 2011 at 8:43 — No Comments

Possible funding for innovation in social work

Does anyone know any social workers who want to experiment with co-production?

SCIE and partners are inviting proposals for Social Work Practice Pioneer Projects (SWPPPs).The SCIE website says, 'We are seeking proposals for projects that can demonstrate they have the potential to realise benefits for people using services. We are particularly interested in proposals that are pioneering and which focus on social work practice with adults. We want to see social work and…


Added by Lucie Stephens on August 4, 2011 at 16:27 — No Comments

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