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November 2013 Blog Posts (6)

Co-production: links to learning and assessment resources

Hello fellow co-producers. As a newbie to the list I thought you'd be interested in being referred to some free resources in the co-production/new democracy/partnerships areas. Most of this came about from a study of 80 practitioners involved at some level in co-production. (then called empowerment practitioners)…


Added by Jim Simpson on November 25, 2013 at 15:31 — No Comments

Co-production, empowerment and a space to think

I’ve been thinking about co-production, spurred on as always by the brilliant Co-production Network.  And I’ve been wondering why I feel so uncomfortable about the language of ‘empowerment’.

I have come to two conclusions.  The first is philosophical.  The ‘empowerment’ language began to seep into public discourse during the Blair years, where the government of the day had a very hazy idea of the philosophy of power.

The truth is that it is not in our gift to give people…


Added by David Boyle on November 22, 2013 at 18:00 — No Comments

Co-production in mental health services

Today nef publishes a new report, Co-production in mental health: A literature review.

We found that when mental health services were co-produced, those services were more effective for the people using them and they experienced:

  • An improved sense of belonging to local groups and networks.
  • Reduced stigma.
  • Increased skills…

Added by Lucie Stephens on November 20, 2013 at 15:57 — No Comments

Funding for activity with young people

The Vulnerable and Disengaged Young People Fund, a new funding stream through the Cabinet Office Centre for Social Action, has up to £2m to help grow…


Added by Lucie Stephens on November 11, 2013 at 10:48 — No Comments

Youth Voices in politics and lobbying - event with Latimer Creative! Thursday morning this week.

We believe that young people should be at the heart of the discussion of youth issues. 

Youth Voices provides a platform for young people to engage with…


Added by Sarah Lyall on November 11, 2013 at 10:43 — No Comments

Turning Point recruiting for Head of Community Engagement, Coproduction & Research

Turning Point are recruiting for someone to provide maternity cover as Head of Community Engagement, Co-production and Research. They're after someone who can:

- Provide leadership for Connected Care projects Turning Point have been commissioned to deliver (projects variously involve delivery of community peer research, stakeholder engagement across the statutory and community sectors, development of service redesign proposals and associated business cases, working with groups of…


Added by Lucie Stephens on November 4, 2013 at 12:21 — No Comments

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