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October 2013 Blog Posts (10)

Co-production - how I worried about doing it differently

“What the hell am I doing? This is going to be a complete disaster.” These were my worst fears in the summer for filming SCIE's new co-production films to support “ Co-production in social care: What it is and how to do it.”

This is a major new guide to co-production which meets the standards for NHS Accreditation. The guide includes 11 films on co-production and there is an At a glance summary, which has been developed in partnership with Think Local, Act Personal. We’ve tried to…


Added by Michael Turner on October 28, 2013 at 15:12 — 1 Comment

Keeping busy in Scotland!

Hi Folks


Sorry for being rather quiet on this site - the Scottish Co-production Network (SCN) has been very busy over the last year, so I haven't been so good at blogging! So a wee update on what we have been up to, and an invitation to get in touch if any of our activities are relevant to you or you'd like to know more!


Our now at 422, and this…


Added by Olivia Hanley on October 28, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments


Yet another November event!  Launch of "CO-CREATING HEALTHY CHANGE" by Mark Drakeford at the Senedd on Thursday 14th November (1.15 - 3.30). 


Don't know much about it other than an invitation so the…


Added by Jane Miller Smith on October 23, 2013 at 14:02 — 1 Comment

£14m fund has huge opportunities for co-production approaches

The Centre for Social Action Innovation Fund is a £14m fund run by Nesta, the UK's Innovation Foundation, working in partnership with the Cabinet Office.

They will provide financial and non-financial support to help grow the impact and reach of innovations that mobilise people's energy and talents to help each other, working alongside public services.

Current Priorities

They are currently looking for innovative ventures and programmes that use social…


Added by Lucie Stephens on October 21, 2013 at 11:35 — No Comments

Experience Event in South London - 4th November

A launch event for the South London Experience Network.

Governor’s Hall, St Thomas’s Hospital, 9.30am - 1.30pm.

"Time to clean up our act …

We are fully aware that, all too often, experiences of people accessing health and social care services across South London fall short of…


Added by Sarah Lyall on October 21, 2013 at 11:05 — No Comments

Disability not Inability - workshop in Kent this Wednesday

Skillnet group in Kent are running a workshop on Wednesday 16th October between 11.30 and 2.30.

Hear inspirational stories from Skillnet Group and Diversity House.  Find out about Women Empowering Women.  Learn about co-production.

For more information contact Louise Allen, Project Lead - Community Sustainability, Skillnet Group CIC  or 07780985245

Added by Lucie Stephens on October 14, 2013 at 10:04 — No Comments

Conference: Co-producing resilient communities: building confidence & capacity

11 November, 12.30-4.30, Cardiff. Full details via Eventbrite.

(note to colleagues from England - worth crossing the border for this one!)

A stellar line-up and what might be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear from Australian…


Added by Ruth Dineen on October 10, 2013 at 14:22 — No Comments

Grants available to support communities to connect with post offices

The Post Office and DCLG have grants of up to 10,000 available to fund closer working between community groups and local post offices.

Find out more here

The closing date is Friday 18th October.  

Added by Lucie Stephens on October 7, 2013 at 10:51 — No Comments

Co-production and the Fire Service

Dear All,


First of all, hello!  I am new to the world of Co-production and am interested if there are examples of the Fire and Rescue Service having worked with…


Added by Antony Rogers on October 6, 2013 at 15:38 — No Comments

Co-production Conference in Birmingham

You are all invited to a Co-Production Conference on Thursday 24th October 2013, hosted by INLOGOV, LARIA and Governance International.


The central issue for the day will be: What is the

evidence on when and how co-production can be a cost-effective solution for local government services? The questions that will be explored in particular include:

  • To what extent can public service co-production reduce demand on services through more prevention?
  • To what…

Added by Sarah Lyall on October 4, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

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