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How to make co-production absolutely mainstream

What is holding back the development of co-production in the mainstream?

This Co-production Network has been growing so fast that you might feel it is unstoppable, and it probably is. But there are bound to be frustrations and three of these particularly stand out for me.

The first is the way that co-production tends to get categorised as part of the ‘empowerment’ agenda, rather than – as it should be, I believe – a critique of it.

As I have written…

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Added by David Boyle on May 30, 2014 at 13:27 — 1 Comment

We need to talk about love: Who's helping who? Challenging professional boundaries

Here's the second article in Co-production Wales' series - We need to talk about love - a heartfelt call from Nick Andrews of Swansea University to "restore warm humanity as the driving force for public services', to 'open our ears, our eyes and our hearts to the people we work with...genuinely 'meeting' with them in truly…

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Added by Ruth Dineen on May 28, 2014 at 20:17 — No Comments

Postgraduate Funding Opportunity: ‘Co-Producing Cultural Policy’ Workshop

Theme: ‘Cultural Value’ and the Economic and Social Impact of the Arts.

Date: 9 July 2014

Venue: G50, Millburn House, University of Warwick

AHRC Collaborative Skills Development project hosted by the Centre for Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries & Heritage, University of Leeds, Leeds Metropolitan University and the University of Warwick.

Many researchers aspire to inform and influence cultural policy and practice through their…

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Added by Lucie Stephens on May 21, 2014 at 15:00 — No Comments

Community Catalysts expands to Peterborough

Community Catalysts are advertising for a Coordinator job in Peterborough. The role will involve co-ordinating a community enterprise development project which is part of a much wider initiative linked with a Local Area Coordination Project, the council and community. 

All the details are here 

Added by Lucie Stephens on May 21, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

Co-production Wales - we need to talk about love

Latest post from Co-production Wales, and an inspirational contribution from David Robinson of the Early Action Task Force and Community Links. We need to talk about love...

Added by Ruth Dineen on May 17, 2014 at 17:27 — No Comments

Co-pro, sutainability, environment: south Wales Network Meeting

21st May, 13.00 - 16.30, Chepstow

The lovely Monmouth Council are hosting the next south Wales Network event showcasing sustainability projects in Monmouthshire and Torfaen plus opportunities to contribute to the Future Generations legislation in Wales. Not to be missed!

Added by Ruth Dineen on May 13, 2014 at 9:01 — No Comments

What are the conditions of control?

This blog from my colleague at NEF, Juliette Hough, comes highly recommended! It's all about how being in control matters, and how we can get there. I have posted an excerpt below. Please share and discuss!

Example tweet: Being in control matters. What does it mean for our lives? bit.ly/1lok8XJ…

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Added by Sarah Lyall on April 29, 2014 at 12:47 — No Comments

Researching coproduction conference in Bristol on 14 May

A conference on researching co-production in Bristol on 14.05.2014. You can find more details at 

http://akselersoy.wordpress.com/conferencesseminarsworkshops-2/ or alternatively you can drop an email to aksel.ersoy@bristol.ac.uk

Added by Aksel Ersoy on April 9, 2014 at 11:57 — 1 Comment

nef's Co-production Commissioning Masterclasses coming to Wales

Let joy be unbounded! The lovely folk at nef, along with the wonderful Helen Sharp from Lambeth Council, have offered to run their Co-pro Commissioning Masterclasses in Wales. The intention is to build a peer-support group of experts - the Jedi warriors of co-pro commissioning - who will help kick-start this outcomes-based way of working.

Contact us at Co-production Wales for more information (we are…

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Added by Ruth Dineen on March 26, 2014 at 12:58 — No Comments

Co-pro & education meeting - final glorious line-up!

Co-production & Education: Co-pro Network meeting (south Wales)

20 March, 1.00-4.00, Ferndale Community School, Maerdy.

 

Booking via Eventbrite.

 

An opportunity to hear about and discuss co-production in education.All…

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Added by Ruth Dineen on March 13, 2014 at 14:16 — No Comments

Co-production & co-design in the arts and in public services

Leeds Met University, ESRC, Arts Council England, the RSA and Involve are organising a seminar on co-production & co-design in the arts and in public services.

This seminar is designed for academics, policy makers and practitioners working in different policy areas. It provides those working in the arts the opportunity to engage with debates and practices in other areas of the public sector.  It also offers those working in other areas the chance to explore how cultural activity…

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Added by Tim Hughes on March 12, 2014 at 14:43 — 2 Comments

Funding to gear up for personal health budgets

NHS England has launched a programme for the voluntary and community sector to help them 'gear up' for personal health budgets so they have the knowledge, capacity and expertise to inform their local communities about personal health budgets.

Find out more from the In Control website here

Cheers,

Lucie 

Added by Lucie Stephens on March 12, 2014 at 11:43 — No Comments

Welsh Governments Framework for Action on Independent Living

The Welsh Government took a very positive move last year by launching the Framework for Action on Independent Living and that was a first step on a long journey towards making social inclusion and equality a reality for people with disabilities in Wales.  But how will it happen?  I believe it’s going to take organisations working together in a collective way to play on each other’s strengths. 

Remploy employment services delivers welfare to work programmes with a focus around work…

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Added by Sian Morgan on March 10, 2014 at 12:37 — No Comments

Welsh Government's Framework for Action on Independent Living

The Welsh Government took a very positive move last year by launching the Framework for Action on Independent Living and that was a first step on a long journey towards making social inclusion and equality a reality for people with disabilities in Wales.  But how will it going to happen?   believe it’s going to take organisations working together in a collective way to play on each other’s strengths. 

Remploy employment services delivers welfare to work programmes with a focus around…

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Added by Sian Morgan on March 10, 2014 at 12:29 — No Comments

An opportunity to hear about and discuss co-production in Education.

“The Agenda will be available shortly.”

There will be presentations from:

'; color: navy;"'>Ruth Dineen - Director Co-Production Wales (All in this Together)

Pam Boyd - Chief Executive, CaST…

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Added by jane salisbury on March 5, 2014 at 21:11 — No Comments

Free masterclasses and network on commissioning for outcomes and coproduction

NEF is working with youth service commissioners in Lambeth and Cornwall councils to transform the way that youth services are designed, commissioned and delivered. The approach we have developed with the commissioning teams is focussed on three distinct concepts, all critical to NEF’s work over the past decade: co-production; well-being; and social, environmental and economic outcomes.…

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Added by Julia on February 25, 2014 at 20:00 — No Comments

support available for innovative criminal justice work

a colleague mentioned this programme and I thought there may be co-production practitioners who could benefit.........

'The StreetCraft Scholarships have been set up to champion the development of innovative frontline criminal justice projects. 

Following the publication of our book …

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Added by Lucie Stephens on February 25, 2014 at 11:44 — No Comments

Effective student engagement in health & social care - free workshop

Just wanted to draw your attention to the following free one day workshop - sponsored by the HEA - happening at Sheffield Hallam University on Thursday 08 May 2014. I would be grateful if you could make the following details known to any colleagues for whom you think this will appeal and also through any of your appropriate networks.

Going beyond 'You Said, We Did': exploring notions of effective student engagement in health and…

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Added by Ruth Dineen on February 19, 2014 at 17:31 — No Comments

Scottish Co-production Conference - Edinburgh 23rd April 2014 - Call for proposals

The Joint Improvement Team together with the Scottish Co-production Network and third sector partners are organising the 3rd Scottish Co-production Conference in Edinburgh, on the 23rd April.

Below is a call for proposals from Olivia Hanley (Co-ordinator of the Scottish Co-production Network). Co-production…

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Added by Sarah Lyall on February 19, 2014 at 11:29 — No Comments

nef is looking for commissioning partners

In 2001 a Gloucestershire GP, Dr Opher developed ‘Artlift’ with local arts and cultural organizations (Create Gloucestershire).  Artlift gives people access to 10 weeks of arts activity on prescription.  After a successful pilot in Dr Ophers practice it is now available in eight surgeries across Gloucestershire (one in each district). Patients are prescribed Artlift for a wide range of reasons including to reduce stress, anxiety or…

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Added by Lucie Stephens on February 6, 2014 at 17:43 — No Comments

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