A network for co-production practitioners
At nef we want to find out how individuals, communities, organisations and institutions (including local authorities and services) have reacted to the programme of austerity which began in 2010. With the support of Barrow Cadbury Trust and the City Bridge Trust, we are conducting research into Responses to austerity.
If you know of any people or organisations responding to austerity in interesting ways, please fill out the survey.
Our previous work focused…Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on November 11, 2014 at 15:00 — No Comments
Please come along to our Festival of Community Psychology and show your support for creating a different psychology in the UK - a psychology that recognises the impact of exclusion, marginalization and inequality on well-being. A psychology that transforms the structural conditions of society that cause distress. A psychology…Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on November 6, 2014 at 11:26 — No Comments
The Research Exchange for the Social Sciences (RESS) at the University of Sheffield has just launched a new ‘Co-production Blog’. It is particularly valuable for people doing co-produced research but I'm sure will also have content relevant to wider co-production practice.
You can check it out at
Added by Lucie Stephens on September 23, 2014 at 10:26 — No Comments
Added by Lucie Stephens on August 13, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments
Is there a democratically accountable ownership model for health and care services that could make a difference? Could the active membership and co-operative ownership of workers, service users, volunteers and family members rebuild public trust in services and put an end to cruelty and neglect through a socially inclusive solution where the system of care is owned by the recipients?
Check out this …Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on July 8, 2014 at 14:50 — No Comments
Successive governments have pursued a public services agenda based on market competition, consumer choice and outsourcing to private providers. The promise has been better responsive to people’s ‘consumer preferences’ and a decentralisation of knowledge and power away from central planners – all at lower cost.
But there is little evidence that these benefits are materialising. Power has been concentrated in the hands of a…Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on July 3, 2014 at 16:53 — No Comments
This is recommended reading!
Matt Langsford a 22 year old with experience of the care system writes powerfully about what co-production is, why it's important and outlines some of the steps that SCIE are taking to implement it across their organisation.
As he so eloquently says, we need to 'smash through' the jargon because co-production is an 'important issue and it will help people to have more control over their care and support'.
Added by Lucie Stephens on June 11, 2014 at 15:42 — No Comments
Applications are now open to take part in the second round of Social Enterprise UK’s trail blazing health and social value programme.
The programme provides free bespoke support for areas to implement the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 though collaboration between the public sector and local voluntary and community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in the arena of health and care commissioning and delivery.
Funded by the Department of Health to…Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on June 5, 2014 at 12:24 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on May 21, 2014 at 15:00 — No Comments
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
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
Added by Lucie Stephens on March 12, 2014 at 11:43 — No Comments
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 …Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on February 25, 2014 at 11:44 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on February 6, 2014 at 17:43 — No Comments
SCIE is producing new guidance and looking for case studies. Would be great to see some co-production examples in there.............please respond to the contact listed…
Added by Lucie Stephens on January 31, 2014 at 11:40 — No Comments
News from Catherine Wilton that this excellent programme is recruiting for people who want to make co-production happen in their areas..................
This programme explores the leadership skills that are needed in order to grow and nurture local social capital, build stronger communities and improve health and well-being. We are looking to recruit leaders who want to be part of a movement for change and to think radically about the challenges and opportunities of an…Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on January 28, 2014 at 12:54 — No Comments
People might be interested in this forthcoming event.............
Time banking has made a more visible appearance in policy documents since 2010, yet its development and application has been built around two contradictory sets of values. On the one hand, it offers a means by which self-help, within a neo-liberal agenda can be fostered as part of the scaling back of the welfare state. On the other, it offers the hope of salvation for society beleaguered by global neo-liberal forces by…Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on January 22, 2014 at 15:42 — No Comments
Not sure how 'co-production friendly' this fund is, but they do say 'we love hearing about something completely new and different'.......
Blurb from RBS below, good luck if you go for it. Lucie
Young people have great ideas. Sometimes they just need a little help to turn those ideas into reality. RBS want to help.
We are looking for not-for-profit organisations that share our desire to help young people aged up to 30 years to explore their enterprise potential. Funding…Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on January 22, 2014 at 12:58 — No Comments
This new fund might be of interest to those of you seeking to get more co-production through commissioning..................
Delivering Differently is helping local authorities to transform their services through the use of new delivery models such as mutuals and voluntary organisations.
Delivering Differently is a joint programme between the Cabinet Office, the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Local…
Added by Lucie Stephens on January 15, 2014 at 12:50 — No Comments
nef is currently delivering a project for the Cabinet Office with funding from Sciencewise. Specific policy issues will be explored with members of the public through a well-being lens. What does the evidence from well-being science have to say about these specific policy issues, how do the public interpret the evidence, and what specific policy recommendations can be drawn?
We want to commission a/ some public dialogue experts to help wiht this work. An ITT for the…Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on January 8, 2014 at 16:38 — No Comments
The Cultural Commissioning Programme (CCP) is a new three year programme funded by the Arts Council to work with the arts and cultural sector and public service commissioners. It will be delivered in partnership by NCVO, nef and NPC. Practice in commissioning arts and cultural organisations to deliver public service outcomes is relatively new but evidence suggests that commissioning in this way can improve the effectiveness of services and generate great outcomes for the people…Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on January 7, 2014 at 13:58 — No Comments