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Conference: Co-producing resilient communities: building confidence & capacity

11 November, 12.30-4.30, Cardiff. Full details via Eventbrite.

(note to colleagues from England - worth crossing the border for this one!)

A stellar line-up and what might be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear from Australian…


Added by Ruth Dineen on October 10, 2013 at 14:22 — No Comments

Grants available to support communities to connect with post offices

The Post Office and DCLG have grants of up to 10,000 available to fund closer working between community groups and local post offices.

Find out more here

The closing date is Friday 18th October.  

Added by Lucie Stephens on October 7, 2013 at 10:51 — No Comments

Co-production and the Fire Service

Dear All,


First of all, hello!  I am new to the world of Co-production and am interested if there are examples of the Fire and Rescue Service having worked with…


Added by Antony Rogers on October 6, 2013 at 15:38 — No Comments

Co-production Conference in Birmingham

You are all invited to a Co-Production Conference on Thursday 24th October 2013, hosted by INLOGOV, LARIA and Governance International.


The central issue for the day will be: What is the

evidence on when and how co-production can be a cost-effective solution for local government services? The questions that will be explored in particular include:

  • To what extent can public service co-production reduce demand on services through more prevention?
  • To what…

Added by Sarah Lyall on October 4, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

Wales Audit Office - co-pro revolutionaries (who'd of thought it?)

Here's an unexpectedly delightful combination: the Wales Audit Office, endless austerity, and a co-pro solution (see page 14). Joined up thinking with people and values at the heart of it all. Epic.

Here's a link to the whole report.…


Added by Ruth Dineen on September 26, 2013 at 22:47 — No Comments

this is becoming a bit obsessive...

another opportunity to get into the co-pro groove... AitT 6: Co-producing NHS Wales

Tuesday 12 November, venue tbc

We're making the most of Eddie while he's here! He's meeting up with Health Minister Mark Drakeford (our homegrown co-pro champion and exceptionally good egg) and CMO Ruth Hussey (another fan of relationship-centred, asset-based…


Added by Ruth Dineen on September 22, 2013 at 13:10 — No Comments

and there's more! Wales goes wild for co-pro...

AitT 5: Co-producing Resilient Communities: building confidence and capacity

Monday 11 November, Cardiff

Yet another inspirational event with a stellar line-up and what might be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear from Australian co-pro innovator Eddie…


Added by Ruth Dineen on September 22, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

Commissioning Wales - more co-pro delights

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…


Added by Ruth Dineen on September 21, 2013 at 18:00 — No Comments

Co-producing Mental Wellbeing - conference

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

The relational basis of empowerment

Hi everyone,

I have just uploaded a new Centre for Welfare Reform to the resources site - here:

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

New Coproducing Health PGCert at Leeds is here

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…


Added by Rebecca Malby on September 18, 2013 at 15:14 — No Comments

Forwarding Info on FREE Event at Shared Services HEE - 32 Stewart House, Russell Square, London on 8th Oct 2013

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…


Added by Mr Hament Patel on September 16, 2013 at 15:35 — No Comments

Roll up, roll up

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…


Added by Sarah Lyall on September 16, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

SMEs and Universities collaborative partnerships

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…


Added by Sergio Lopez - Figueroa on August 15, 2013 at 15:00 — 2 Comments

Make co-production the standard way of getting things done

Hello Co-production Network!

HERE is an interesting offer for anyone…


Added by Sarah Lyall on August 8, 2013 at 16:05 — No Comments

Chris Vanstone (Co-design Director TACSI) is awesome - official

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).

Added by Ruth Dineen on July 24, 2013 at 22:11 — 1 Comment

Co-pro Innovations from Australia

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

Bookings via…


Added by Ruth Dineen on July 11, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

Round-up of current progress in Wales re: campaign and Open Letter to First Minister

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

New Coproducing Health PGCert at Leeds

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…


Added by Rebecca Malby on July 8, 2013 at 13:27 — 4 Comments

Welsh Government, Timebanking, and resilient communities

More good news from Wales!…

Added by Ruth Dineen on July 4, 2013 at 17:07 — No Comments

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