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September 2011 Blog Posts (7)

New Event: Coproduction and Housing at nef!

Co-production describes a different way of working, where professionals and people who receive support work together, pooling their experience and resources in an equal and reciprocal way to get things done. There has been increasing interest and practical experimentation from a number of housing organisations into this approach. In times of increasingly tight budgets co-production can offer a way of generating better outcomes for residents whilst deploying staff in a more…


Added by Joe Penny on September 30, 2011 at 10:26 — No Comments

The Technology Strategy Board and the Design Council are running a competition

Do you see the opportunity of the older consumer market? Are you in the business of connecting people?

Apply for the Keeping Connected Business Challenge to win a share of £495,000 to develop your ideas!


The Technology Strategy Board and the Design Council are running a competition to develop innovative services that keep older adults better connected. 

Over the next six months we're looking to fund teams of businesses and designers to translate…


Added by Joe Penny on September 20, 2011 at 17:22 — No Comments

Customers and active citizens

I recently attended an event at which someone from a public sector organisation was talking about some future developments. In the course of this talk, she kept referring to local residents as 'customers' , and talking about 'customer service'. It occurred to me that, if we are to make progress with co-production, we need to move beyond this 'customer' mentality, this perception of local residents as 'customers' of services provided by public sector agencies, and we need to move instead to…


Added by Mark Woodhead on September 20, 2011 at 9:01 — 2 Comments

Join the new Spice Time Credits London Team

We are currently recruiting for a new London Time Credits Team, a commitment to Co-production is an essential requirement of all Spice posts.


Spice supports organisations and public services to develop time credit systems for their organisations and local communities. We are currently developing a number of new projects in England. We are looking for:

- a team co-ordinator who will support three locality workers and develop a project…


Added by Becky Booth on September 15, 2011 at 8:16 — No Comments

Calling All Co-producers!!! West Midlands Co-production Practitioners Meeting 12 October

The West Midlands Co-production Practitioners Network the next meeting will take place on the 12th October at the Bridging The Gap Community Centre in West Bromwich (Click Here for map).

The meeting will allow you to:

  • learn about the best practice case study of Time 2 Trade Sandwell Timebank, and how the public health authorities and citizens are able…


Added by Frankie Hine-Hughes on September 14, 2011 at 10:00 — No Comments

The date and time of the next Birmingham coproduction event has changed!

Dear all,


As an amendment to the post below, the date and time of the next Birmingham coproduction event has changed!


So the Birmingham event will now take place on the 12th of October, 2011 between 09.30-12.30. The venue is the Bridging The Gap, The Gap Centre, Hargate Lane, West Bromwich, B71 1PH (look out for old white Baptist Church). As before, contact Frankie (…


Added by Joe Penny on September 9, 2011 at 12:15 — No Comments

Co-production practitioners' network update

Dear all,


I hope you're well. Although we have had the last national network event, there are a number of regional network events coming up, of which there are details below. If you're interested in attending one of these, please contact the individuals listed:


  • London event: October 6th from 10am - noon at Mushkil Aasaan, 220 Upper Tooting Road, London, SW17 7EW, hosted by the Wandsworth Community Empowerment Network. Contact Nadeen (…

Added by Joe Penny on September 2, 2011 at 13:43 — No Comments

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