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Co-pro Network for Wales - proposal submitted!

Here it is - an overview of the bid we've just submitted to the Lottery. That's the glorious Cartrefi Cymru along with Co-pro Wales and Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA). We present it to the Committee on 15 December.

Thanks to everyone who have helped to make it happen.…


Added by Ruth Dineen on November 15, 2015 at 15:09 — 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

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

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

Wales NHS returns to Bevanite collectivism (maybe!)

The Welsh Government have just launched their Prudent Healthcare strategy – intended to save the NHS in Wales.

And here’s an interesting thing…fresh from his appearance in our radical new Social Services & Well-being Act (Wales), the glorious Edgar Cahn pops up again in our Health Minister’s introduction:…


Added by Ruth Dineen on October 6, 2014 at 13:33 — No Comments

Real Co-Production: the role of research organisations and communities

Just heard about this...sounds really interesting...

As part of the…


Added by Ruth Dineen on June 30, 2014 at 19:13 — No Comments

If you are within sight of a glass of wine, a custard slice and/or a party hat I suggest you throw a small celebration because:

a) the Wales Group now has 150 members (hello Rosa!);

b) it looks very (very) (VERY) likely that Cahnist co-production principles will be written in to the regulations and code of practice of our new Social Services and Well-being Act AND embedded in commissioning requirements;

c) nef's Commissioning for Co-production Masterclasses are coming to Wales with 11 LA commissioners signed up, a clutch of senior Welsh Government radicals, leading lights from third-sector organisations…


Added by Ruth Dineen on June 11, 2014 at 18:30 — 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…


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…


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

The preconditions for revolution? Welsh Government co-pro implementation meeting.

An overview of this excellent meeting is on the Co-production Wales (All in this Together) blog.

Chris Riley (DHSS) outlined the next steps in relation to WG in general, the DHSS Department in particular, and re the need to link up with the rest of us to continue the conversation.

They can only do that with your help...please make your…


Added by Ruth Dineen on February 6, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

Keeping busy in Scotland!

Hi Folks


Sorry for being rather quiet on this site - the Scottish Co-production Network (SCN) has been very busy over the last year, so I haven't been so good at blogging! So a wee update on what we have been up to, and an invitation to get in touch if any of our activities are relevant to you or you'd like to know more!


Our now at 422, and this…


Added by Olivia Hanley on October 28, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments

assessing and demonstrating the value of co-production research

Dear All

I am curious to know how people are assessing and demonstrating the values of co-production research outputs and outcomes. I come from an action-research in developing countries background and have recently come across the co-production network and ways of working. There are many parallels between the co-production principles and ways of working with what people aspire to achieve through action-research.

I have been looking through the co-production literature for a…


Added by Simon ANDERSON on October 24, 2012 at 10:28 — No Comments

Co-producing Resilient Communities - graphics

For your viewing pleasure, I present to you...

Graphic recordings by Laura Sorvala of, done at the All in this Together 3 - Resilient Communities event.…


Added by Noreen Blanluet on October 1, 2012 at 11:13 — No Comments

All in this Together 3: now booking!

An entirely unmissable event, sponsored by the Welsh Government’s People and Environment Team.

Put it in your diaries, cancel everything else, and book here via …


Added by Ruth Dineen on August 2, 2012 at 14:33 — No Comments

Wales updates (it's all happening)

Lots happening in Wales: here are some updates and events:


All in this Together: There's been a strong emphasis on co-production and collaboration in the responses to the Social Services (Wales) Bill. It’s the Committee stage next and it's all looking very positive. Also, plans are underway for a WG visit to Scottish Government co-pro champions to share ideas about co-production and public service delivery:…


Added by Ruth Dineen on June 6, 2012 at 9:52 — No Comments

The Co-production Resource marches on!

Yippee! The analysis of the questionnaires is finally complete - thanks to the technical wizardry and organisational brilliance of Noreen who has been helping me for the last month. We now have 82 co-pro projects and a ripe abundance of techniques, tools and theories to select from for the Co-pro Resource.

Thanks again to all of you for your contributions: the work you are doing is inspirational. And so are you!

Next step is to get the contents finalised; I'll email a draft…


Added by Ruth Dineen on May 30, 2012 at 8:51 — No Comments

Where next for localism and co-production?

Last month, Involve and Consumer Focus co-hosted a seminar exploring ‘Where next for localism and co-production?’ The event brought together a group of 27 individuals from national government, local government, the voluntary and community sector, the social innovation field, academia and think tanks to explore some of the challenges and opportunities…


Added by Tim Hughes on April 19, 2012 at 15:31 — No Comments

Co-production at SCIE

It’s probably not the best metaphor to use so close to the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic, but it’s full steam ahead for a new co-production policy at SCIE (the Social Care Institute for Excellence).

SCIE's board approved a policy of working towards doing all our work in co-production with service users and carers last year and the implementation began with the appointment of Tina Coldham, a new service user representative to the board, in February. Tina’s role will include…


Added by Michael Turner on April 16, 2012 at 10:59 — 2 Comments

New assets based approach report by Jane Foot is out

A follow up to 'a Glass Half Full' has been published, taking a more detailed look at the practice, evidence and evaluation of assets based approaches. It can be downloaded here: and will be put up in the resources library soon.





Added by Julia on March 20, 2012 at 8:40 — No Comments

All in this Together 2: Wales rocks!


Added by Ruth Dineen on March 16, 2012 at 19:21 — No Comments

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