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Building Bridges conference - Co-production the new engaement

A challenge to co-production practioners

The Welsh Tenants are looking for 2 women to present in a plenary discussion The Key Principles and Practices of Co-production to an audience of around 170 delegates. Why 2 women - well this is the first 2 day women only speaker event in support of the Chwarae Teg 50:50 campaign  The event is a highly…


Added by Steve Clarke on July 6, 2015 at 19:03 — No Comments

Pupil Power bolsters mental health services for Greenwich teenagers

The country’s first Young People’s Mental Health Charter shaped by school pupils, was launched on Tuesday 30th June by students at Corelli College Co-operative Academy in Blackheath.

The Young People's Mental Health Charter, which aims to improve mental health outcomes for young people in Greenwich, is a joint initiative between Greenwich students, local GPs and the community organising alliance Citizens UK, with support from Duncan Selbie, chief executive of…


Added by Froi Legaspi on July 3, 2015 at 17:00 — No Comments

What Works Centre for Wellbeing at the New Economics Foundation: Call out for stakeholder engagement

The New Economics Foundation (NEF) are pleased to announce that we are part of the newly established What Works Centre for Wellbeing.

What Works is a UK government-funded initiative to enable a range of stakeholders to access independent, high quality, accessible evidence syntheses across…


Added by Adrian Bua on June 29, 2015 at 10:31 — No Comments

LONDON EVENT: Evidencing the Impact of Co-production: Theory and Practice | @ NEF Offices, 10 Salamanca Place, Vauxhall, London | 9th July | 13:00-15:00

NEF invites you to our new offices 10 Salamanca Place, Vauxhall, London on Thursday the 9th July from 13:00-15:00 to discuss the theory and the practice of evidencing the impact of coproduction.



Added by Adrian Bua on June 18, 2015 at 13:45 — No Comments

Paxton Green Time Bank is recruiting

Time Bank Broker

Could you support local communities to develop and share their skills?

Do you believe people are assets?

Passionate about coproduction?

Time banking is a way of restoring a sense of good neighbourliness. It is a rewarding and enjoyable way to bring people together to share their skills and…


Added by Alison Paule on June 3, 2015 at 10:42 — No Comments

Lead on community development in the City of London! In partnership with Spice

City of London, in partnership with Spice, are looking for a Community Development Officer that will support a range of exciting projects led by local communities and drive forward the local Time Credits network development.

Make your mark on history in the East of the City of London and shape an exciting project that will make a real difference in the lives of those that live, work and travel in the area. This is a project like no other that will enable individuals from across…


Added by Jude Luckett on May 29, 2015 at 16:24 — No Comments

Be an agent of social transformation - work with Spice in London or Cardiff

Spice are a rapidly-growing social enterprise and we run the world’s largest community currency. Our work builds strong, resilient communities and gives people the tools to make real lasting changes in their lives. We are looking for a key individual to join our fun, friendly and busy Programmes Team. We are…

Added by David Russell on May 21, 2015 at 15:40 — No Comments

NEF (the new economics foundation) is looking for a new CEO

Through applied research of the highest quality, practical policy advice and action, and policy-focused debate, NEF is transforming the parameters of policy debate and increasingly mainstreaming economic and social policy ideas that put people and the planet first.

While keeping one eye on Westminster, NEF is also building a movement for change with a range of campaigners from across civil society. Unlike most other UK think tanks, it has international outreach: in funding, research,…


Added by Lucie Stephens on May 15, 2015 at 13:54 — No Comments

Responding to austerity: Learning events

NEF (the New Economics Foundation) invites you to our free learning events to explore how groups in the UK can respond most effectively and creatively to austerity – looking at what charities, activists, campaigners, local authorities, housing associations and funders have already done; and what they might do in the future.

We are holding two learning events on the following dates:

Tuesday 19 May 2015, 10.00am – 5.00pm in central London (The…


Added by Lucie Stephens on April 29, 2015 at 11:37 — No Comments

Funding and support for communities in England to develop a local economic development plan

The Community Economic Development programme will assist 50 communities to develop their own economic action plan. The package of support includes a dedicated adviser, six days of specialist support, and grant funding of up to £5,000. Full information on the CED support package can be found here:…

Added by Lucie Stephens on April 2, 2015 at 12:58 — No Comments

Stunning new resource - a goodbye present from Noreen!

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…


Added by Ruth Dineen on March 28, 2015 at 15:37 — No Comments

Job Vacancies at Spice Innovations

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

Co-pro Wales - March newsletter

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!)

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…


Added by Ruth Dineen on March 2, 2015 at 22:54 — No Comments

We're recruiting: Public engagement coordinator

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…


Added by Rebecca Daddow on February 17, 2015 at 12:16 — No Comments

Does co-production need a new social settlement in order to thrive?

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.


Dear all


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…


Added by Lucie Stephens on January 20, 2015 at 16:59 — No Comments

London Co-production Network visit the Lambeth GP Food Co-op

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…


Added by Sarah Lyall on December 18, 2014 at 12:25 — No Comments

Holding our leaders' feet to the fire - co-pro at a tipping point in Wales?

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…


Added by Ruth Dineen on December 1, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Event Invitation: Meaningful Change: Measuring the Impact of Social Action

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…


Added by Rosie Farrer on November 24, 2014 at 17:08 — 2 Comments

Platforms for social support

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…


Added by Luke Price on November 24, 2014 at 12:48 — 1 Comment

Over 100 supporting a Wales Co-production Network...join us!

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:…


Added by Ruth Dineen on November 16, 2014 at 11:21 — No Comments

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