A network for co-production practitioners
Coproduction at the heart of reshaping youth services in Cornwall
Like many Local Authorities across England, Cornwall is not alone in grappling with the tightening public purse. The challenge is on to continue providing youth services which make a real impact on young people’s lives
, and reduce the need for complex and specialist services. For the past year we have been working with nef on a specific…
Added by Julia on March 8, 2013 at 15:25 — No Comments
These might be of interest to people interested in using community currencies to underpin their co-production activities.
John Rogers is running a series of three introductory webinars on the subject of local currencies in March and April.
Full details and booking instructions for "Let's Make Money" at Eventbrite:…
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Following a significant restructure we are seeking to appoint a Delivery Director who will lead the organisation forward, implementing our strategy, managing performance and supporting our Board and small team of skilled and committed staff.…
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Saturday 16 March 2013
The SOCIAL SCULPTURE RESEARCH UNIT at Oxford Brookes University
invites you to participate in a one day programme with international commons activist and author, Silke Helfrich to facilitate and share new thinking and practices on the commons, commoning and commons creation in all areas of our lives: our communities, organisations, networks, disciplines.
‘We are poised between an old world that no longer works and a new one…Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on February 27, 2013 at 2:53 — No Comments
Tuesday: great Spice training event with the very jolly folk of Carmarthenshire Council Housing Services who are aiming to co-produce their perfect community through a time-credit project. Wednesday: invigorating co-pro seminar and discussion with Voluntary Action Merthyr Tydfil, supported by WCVA who are spreading the co-pro word like…Continue
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The RSA is almost one year into its ambitious programme to deliver personalised recovery services and support to people experiencing substance misuse problems in West Kent. Our approach is based on extensive research undertaken by our Whole Person Recovery programme. We are seeking an ambitious, entrepreneurial, dynamic Lead Recovery Community Organiser to work from our one of our…Continue
Added by Rebecca Daddow on February 13, 2013 at 9:24 — No Comments
Monmouth CC have organised a FANTASTIC line-up for our next Network meeting. 21st Feb, 1.30-4.30 at St Mary's Priory Centre, Monk Street, Abergavenny. Diana Reynolds from WG will tell us about co-pro innovations at the heart of government; Simon Burch and Julie Boothroyd will talk about MCC's approach to co-pro social care and Mike Logan will give a presentation on co-operative transition planning with families. Cynnal Cymru will update us on their move to co-produced sustainable development…Continue
Added by Ruth Dineen on February 8, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments
More co-production activity in Wales - please check out the call for evidence below and contribute with as many examples as you can! Sorry for short timescale, I've only just seen it myself.....
Brook Lyndhurst is undertaking research for the Welsh Government to investigate the potential…Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on February 7, 2013 at 18:22 — No Comments
Co-production is on a roll in Wales with new events, innovations, projects and people springing up in all directions. We've also got a great opportunity to get co-pro at the heart of our social services through the publication of the draft Social Services & Well-being Wales Bill which is a really positive step towards citizen-empowerment and partnership working.
As part of our campaign we have written an open letter to the First Minister asking that co-production is enshrined at…Continue
Added by Ruth Dineen on February 6, 2013 at 16:13 — No Comments
The National Co-production Critical Friends Group (see the Resources section for briefing on the group) recently discussed definitions of co-production. We were asked to supply definitions in advance and there were some really interesting and useful ideas (hopefully someone might post them up here as well?). The group almost came up with a definition (which I thought was pretty impressive, doing that by committee!) and I think that will be publicised more fully in due…Continue
Am developing a new co-production initiative as part of Norfolk County Council's 'Better Bus Area' project. Partnership working with Opening Doors (user-led organisation of people with learning difficulties), transport planners and bus operators: objective is to train 8 people with learning difficulties to be able to use the new design bus information and for them to train others in Phase II. Phase I has just started and Phase II expected to start in April.
Added by Peter de Oude on February 4, 2013 at 17:30 — No Comments
As part of the Darzi Fellows programme we are running for NHS London – we have a module on coproduction. We’d really like our Fellows to visit places in London who are working on coproduction and have some good benefits to show. Would you be willing to host a visit? The date is Thursday 21st March in the afternoon (probably about 3pm). The Darzi Fellows are clinical folk working in commissioning throughout London, and they are on a programme which supports them leading significant…Continue
Added by Rebecca Malby on January 31, 2013 at 20:31 — No Comments
TOWARDS A CHOICE TO GIVE BACK
There is a famous story about a doctor’s surgery with a hedge outside. I have never discovered where it actually is, but it tells us an important story about the future of choice.
The hedge is trimmed once a year in the summer and, when it is trimmed, all these rejected prescriptions fall out. Patients come out of the door with a prescription they don’t real
ly want and shove it in the hedge.
Added by Sarah Lyall on January 24, 2013 at 17:18 — No Comments
Cardiff Policy Café: engaging with research, policy and practice: All welcome.…Continue
We now have a twitter account and a little logo to boot, to follow find us on twitter.
East Mids Co-pro net
I was pleased to attend a MAC-UK open day to see firsthand the impact of the innovative North London mental health charity about which I had heard so much. Beginning as ‘Music and Change’ in 2008, MAC-UK engages some of the UK’s most excluded and deprived young people in therapeutic relationships that transform their mental wellbeing and make them far less likely to offend. Their target audience for…Continue
Added by Sarah Lyall on January 15, 2013 at 16:52 — No Comments
Islington Council co-assess their youth provision with young people. A great adjunct to a co-produced service. It makes sense to evaluate together that which you achieve together.
Check this out:Continue
Added by Sarah Lyall on January 11, 2013 at 16:23 — No Comments
Happy New Year, co-production practitioners and friends!
We've been finding this round up of evidence by Think Local Act Personal very helpful. It has useful stats to help practitioners make the case for co-production. You can find it in our resources section and below.Continue
Added by Sarah Lyall on January 4, 2013 at 14:08 — No Comments