A network for co-production practitioners
Commissioning: finding a new way forward
21 October, Llandrindod Wells
With significant financial pressures on local authorities, now is the ideal time to explore innovative approaches to commissioning support and care services. This one-day event from the lovely folk at Cymorth Cymru will explore a variety of good practice…Continue
Added by Ruth Dineen on September 21, 2013 at 18:00 — No Comments
All Wales Mental Health Promotion Network's annual conference
Co-production and Mental Wellbeing
Wednesday 6 November, Cardiff City Stadium
The Conference will focus on the theme of…
Added by Ruth Dineen on September 20, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments
I have just uploaded a new Centre for Welfare Reform to the resources site - here: http://coproductionnetwork.com/page/adult-social-care
I really recommend reading this report if you are interested coproduction and people with intellectual disabilities. It is in parts theoretical and practical, and always interesting.
Added by Joe Penny on September 19, 2013 at 14:17 — No Comments
We know that where services are coproduced with service users and their carers, the resulting solutions are more appropriate to user’s needs, are sustainable, and achieve better outcomes.
In response to demand we have launched the UK’s first Postgraduate Certificate in Coproducing Health which will start in March 2014. It is a really exciting programme based around people’s real coproduction work.
Participants will bring a coproduction project to the programme…Continue
Added by Rebecca Malby on September 18, 2013 at 15:14 — No Comments
To: All Co-production Practitioners Network Members
I am forwarding further information in attached letter and invite regarding a FREE event to which if interested in attending, please contact the named contact given who is Arvinder Grewal. The event is being organized by Shared Services at Health Education England (London) in association with NHS England and also Malcolm Alexander of Health Watch and Public Involvement Association (CALM). Do let me…Continue
Added by Mr Hament Patel on September 16, 2013 at 15:35 — No Comments
Our next meeting of the London Co-production Practitioners' will be held at the City of London Guildhall in Moorgate and will focus on Tools for Co-production in Services. The event will be hosted by Spice, a social enterprise that develops agency timebanking systems for communities and public services 'that engage and empower the many rather than the few'. Spice are interested in how…Continue
Added by Sarah Lyall on September 16, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments
We need to find new solutions for R&D and open innovation beyond the traditional knowledge transfer models from academia to businesses. Small business can contribute to the development of innovative products and services if we get together to bring our expertise. It takes a big effort and resources to act proactively to engage other partners in collaborative solutions to deliver social value to communities and to public services.
SMEs and social enterprises in particuar, can bring…Continue
Added by Sarah Lyall on August 8, 2013 at 16:05 — No Comments
Stunning co-pro innovations session in Cardiff today with Chris Vanstone from Australia. If you get a chance to meet him, grab it! And TACSI's work is hugely inspiring. Really energising stuff...
Thanks Chris (and Emily).
a fantastic opportunity to hear from the Director of Co-design, Australian Centre for Social Innovation
Date: Wednesday 24th July 3.00-5.00
Venue: Baltic House, Cardiff Bay
Added by Ruth Dineen on July 11, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments
Ruth has posted up a delightful summary of progress re: the campaign for co-production to be placed at the heart of Welsh public services.
Added by Noreen Blanluet on July 8, 2013 at 14:27 — No Comments
We are finalising a new workplace learning Coproducing Health PGCert at University of Leeds, Centre for Innovation in Health Management. This builds on the 3-day coproduction module that we already provide in our PGCert and MAsters programmes on leadership in health; and adds in support to designing coproduction work with service users, evaluation, leading with service users carers and communities as peers, and supervision of local coproduction work by both academics and citizens. The…Continue
Added by Ruth Dineen on July 4, 2013 at 17:07 — No Comments
for non-designers, designers and co-prodders everywhere: a free course in design for social innovation from the brilliant OpenIdeo
Added by Ruth Dineen on June 21, 2013 at 8:25 — No Comments
'How can co-production be used to create self-empowered, resilient communities?'
Monday July 15, 3.00-5.00, Rhyl
An opportunity for us all to get together in the same room and have a 'big conversation'.
Booking via Eventbrite. Contact Pam Luckock via the Wales Network page for more info.…Continue
Added by Ruth Dineen on June 20, 2013 at 22:11 — No Comments
Just come back from a S.Wales Network meeting hosted by the lovely Steve and Claire from United Welsh Housing. Speakers were as awesome as ever which led me to put out a plea for everyone to stop hiding their dazzling lights under bushels and post up links to their awesomeness on this site.
Twelve lovely people have committed to do just that, within two…Continue
Added by Ruth Dineen on June 19, 2013 at 17:36 — No Comments
Co-production as an approach has experienced a massive upswing in interest in the last few years from a range of different stakeholders, with public service organisations playing a vital part. Especially in healthcare, while it is an approach to collaboration which has been met with much interest for many people in such organisations, for others an equal consideration as to what are some of the likely challenges and opportunities in developing such…Continue
Added by Mr Hament Patel on June 9, 2013 at 15:00 — No Comments
Having worked with People's Health Trust, I know that they're committed to funding projects that build on local control and autonomy. Co-production - done well - is right up their street! They've just opened up their Active Communities funding stream for smaller organisations to more areas around the country. I'd advise you to check it out and spread the word to local organisations that you work with.
More info below:
Looking for local funding?
Added by Sarah Lyall on June 7, 2013 at 9:40 — No Comments
I just wanted to update practitioners to developments with the Leicestershire County Council Timebank project. We have been running a Timebank for organisations operating in social care, health and the community for several months now, and have over 40 members trading a multitude if things.
We are now launching 2 pilot projects aimed at individuals in the community, in the Coalville and Lutterworth areas of the County.
For those that are interested here is the…
Fantastic opportunity to learn about a co-produced outcomes approach which is transforming health, social care, housing and community provision in…
Added by Ruth Dineen on June 5, 2013 at 12:08 — No Comments