A network for co-production practitioners
Many of you will know that our campaigning and networking efforts in Co-production Wales have been self-funding - and the piggy bank is now more-or-less empty.
So Noreen is leaving Co-production Wales to return to her previous vocation of life and business coach, working with people experiencing change, with freelancers and the self-employed, and with ethical leaders.
She has given us a fantastic goodbye present via the…Continue
Added by Ruth Dineen on March 28, 2015 at 15:37 — No Comments
Hello passionate Co-Pro people!
As the Partnership Team at Spice Innovations continues to expand, have two roles being advertised as Partnership Managers in London & South East and South West Wales.
The main focus of the roles are:
- To expand the Spend Networks in our local areas and support our national growth.
- To deepen the impact that…
Added by Kate Price on March 25, 2015 at 12:10 — No Comments
A celebratory final (for now) Newsletter with a whole pile of reasons to be cheerful - and a couple of reasons to feel peeved (but I expect we'll get over it!) http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=aace0428f6d355ad2e8fd4244&id=367c700dbf#mctoc14
Huge thanks to Noreen who has done such a fab job of creating, collating and editing the Newsletter over the past two years and best wishes…Continue
Added by Ruth Dineen on March 2, 2015 at 22:54 — No Comments
We are looking for someone with partnership-building, project management and analytical skills to manage a range of projects to support the involvement of people affected by cancer in our service development and influencing activities.
You will play an important role in Macmillan's Inclusion department, building relationships with individuals and organisations to engage with easy to ignore communities. You will collaborate with others to develop and deliver innovative involvement…Continue
Added by Rebecca Daddow on February 17, 2015 at 12:16 — No Comments
People, Planet, Power: Towards a New Social Settlement
Council Room, One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA
Tuesday 17 February 2015, 08:30 – 11:00 am
Starting promptly at 09:00, with breakfast served from 08.30.
Please join us for the launch of a major new NEF report, People, Planet, Power: towards a new social settlement.
This important report sets out…Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on January 20, 2015 at 16:59 — No Comments
The Lambeth GP Food Co-op is a cooperative of patients, doctors, nurses and Lambeth residents who work together to grow food. It is funded by Lambeth Council and NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group. The Co-op began in March 2013, building gardens inside GP surgeries which are designed to enable patients and others to learn how to grow food in a safe and secure environment. They are now working with 10 GP surgeries across the Borough, with new surgeries set to join in 2015/16. The Co-op…Continue
Added by Sarah Lyall on December 18, 2014 at 12:25 — No Comments
Over the past two years, we have, collectively, helped to build an active and knowledgeable community of practice in Wales, internationally acknowledged and often world-leading.
The result has been a slow but sure shift in the direction of transformative co-production, the first tentative steps towards a realignment of the relationship between state and citizens based on trust, on equal and reciprocal relationships. We have a potentially radical Social Services & Well-being Act, a…Continue
Added by Ruth Dineen on December 1, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments
Spice are delighted to invite you to an event celebrating the impact of social action, to mark the publication of an 18 month externalevaluation of Spice Time Credits.
Join us for an overview of the proven outcomes of Spice Time Credits, followed by a panel discussion on impacts of social action.
Hear from practitioners, funders and policy-makers about their perspective on impact measurement and addressing some of…
We are currently undertaking a small research project at Community Links looking at 'platforms' (these can be events, spaces, organisations etc.) that encourage the conditions for care and support without being explicitly aimed at such an outcome.
A good example of this could be the school gates: parents meet each other, form relationships and then might be mutually supportive without ever having had…Continue
More than 100 organisations and individuals have pledged support for our proposal to establish a Co-production Network for Wales. They include the Care Council, the Bevan Commission, Public Health Wales, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Wales Public Services 2025, the Aneurin Bevan Health Board, Royal College of Physicians, our Sustainability Commissioner and Plaid Cymru's leader Leanne Wood. And a raft of third sector organisations, local authorities and academics. Please spread the word:…Continue
Added by Ruth Dineen on November 16, 2014 at 11:21 — No Comments
At nef we want to find out how individuals, communities, organisations and institutions (including local authorities and services) have reacted to the programme of austerity which began in 2010. With the support of Barrow Cadbury Trust and the City Bridge Trust, we are conducting research into Responses to austerity.
If you know of any people or organisations responding to austerity in interesting ways, please fill out the survey.
Our previous work focused…Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on November 11, 2014 at 15:00 — No Comments
Please come along to our Festival of Community Psychology and show your support for creating a different psychology in the UK - a psychology that recognises the impact of exclusion, marginalization and inequality on well-being. A psychology that transforms the structural conditions of society that cause distress. A psychology…Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on November 6, 2014 at 11:26 — No Comments
A one-day conference hosted by Spice. Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff Bay CF10 5AL. Friday 14th November 2014, 10am-4pm. To book please go to: http://tinyurl.com/o7k5yu3 Places are free but limited so book now to secure your ticket!
Added by Noreen Blanluet on October 7, 2014 at 17:44 — No Comments
The Welsh Government have just launched their Prudent Healthcare strategy – intended to save the NHS in Wales. http://www.prudenthealthcare.org.uk/ph/
And here’s an interesting thing…fresh from his appearance in our radical new Social Services & Well-being Act (Wales), the glorious Edgar Cahn pops up again in our Health Minister’s introduction:…Continue
Added by Ruth Dineen on October 6, 2014 at 13:33 — No Comments
The Research Exchange for the Social Sciences (RESS) at the University of Sheffield has just launched a new ‘Co-production Blog’. It is particularly valuable for people doing co-produced research but I'm sure will also have content relevant to wider co-production practice.
You can check it out at
Added by Lucie Stephens on September 23, 2014 at 10:26 — No Comments
Here's the link to a short blog on defining coproduction that I wrote a couple of months ago. http://www.involve.org.uk/blog/2014/07/21/defining-coproduction/
Added by Sonia Bussu on September 5, 2014 at 9:55 — No Comments
DCLG and the Public Service Transformation Network are running a webinar this Monday at 2pm on engaging communities in commissioning: you can sign up here for more details.
Added by Julia on August 15, 2014 at 9:55 — No Comments
Added by Lucie Stephens on August 13, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments
The media, and others, often forget that Wales has a Health Minister of its very own. And he's a co-production champion. Feel free to comment on today's statement from the Institute of Welsh Affairs:
Added by Ruth Dineen on August 12, 2014 at 8:44 — No Comments