A network for co-production practitioners
Details of a 'stakeholder consultation event' which might offer opportunities to better co-produce drug and alcohol recovery services.
'North Yorkshire are in the process of a major reconfiguration/transformation of services for adults who misuse substances (drugs and alcohol). The purpose of the transformation is to develop a more recovery-orientated system for the county, rooted in realising the assets of local communities. This will be achieved by a full,…Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on March 18, 2013 at 15:10 — 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
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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
You might be interested in the 'Family by Family' approach developed in South Australia as an alternative to removing children from families.
This short film describes the approach.
The approach was co-designed with the families it supports.
It develops a family to family peer network - linking 'seeking families' (those experiencing crisis) with 'sharing families' (those with an experience to share) who live…Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on December 21, 2012 at 20:33 — No Comments
You might be interested in this forthcoming Community Catalysts event...............
Innovate, Stimulate, Activate
Exploring partnerships and supporting new enterprise to flourish
Middlesbrough Wednesday 19th September 12.30-4.15
Everybody has skills, talents and aspirations and older people and people with an illness or disability are no different. Many older and disabled people use social care services…
Added by Lucie Stephens on July 31, 2012 at 15:18 — No Comments
The Social Enterprise Investment Fund (SEIF) aims to support social enterprises deliver innovative health and social care services and products as well as to invest to help social enterprises to become sustainable in the longer term.
The Department of Health’s Social Enterprise Investment Fund (SEIF) is now open till 24 August 2012 and has a further £19 million to invest in health and social care social enterprises, which are delivering exceptional care and driving innovation through…Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on July 10, 2012 at 17:04 — No Comments
quite a few new members from a housing background in recent weeks. Which reminded me that there is a interesting group being convened by sitra for DCLG looking at personalisation in housing. Unsurprisingly co-production is a major theme.
To find out more, and make a contribution go here
Also, is there any merit in convening an online network for housing
Added by Lucie Stephens on July 10, 2012 at 10:01 — No Comments
nef fellow David Boyle has been asked by the government to lead an independent review into barriers to choice in public services. This is fascinating topic, one closely related to the work we’re all doing on co-production.
Davids priority is both to look through the research (and rhetoric) about choice theory or service competition and try to find out what is actually…Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on July 4, 2012 at 10:27 — No Comments
You might be interested in this article about co-production developments at scie.
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This post by David Boyle also appears on the nef website
Elinor Ostrom, who has just died aged 79, was not just a pioneer of co-production, she was a pioneer of a whole new kind of co-operative economics.
The work which made her the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for economics (also the first non-economist) was about mutualism, but it was her pioneering work on why crime goes up when the police get into patrol cars that provided the spark that…Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on June 21, 2012 at 10:33 — No Comments
The first round funded a number of co-production approaches (see the full list here) so definately worth having a think about applying - even though there is a bit of an IT bias.
The Innovation in Giving Fund aims to support innovations that have the potential to deliver a significant uplift in the giving and exchange of time, assets, skills, resources and money to achieve social goals and public benefit. The White Paper on…Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on June 6, 2012 at 11:01 — No Comments
Colleagues here at nef are asking for people to share their thoughts in a brief phone call to support a current piece of work. More below. Please contact Stephen directly. Many thanks!
nef consulting, has spent 12 months working with a group of community support services for marginalised and vulnerable women. The organisations we have worked with are unified by a holistic, woman-centred approach and a commitment to personalised, non-judgmental support.
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The Think Local, Act Personal Partnership has recently launched 'Making it Real' to help local authorities and other key actors embed personalisation. Shahana Ramsden, the Making it Real Project Co-ordinator has recently blogged about how important co-production is within the Making it real process, and how they are putting it into practice within their own work.
See her recent blog here Modelling…Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on May 24, 2012 at 10:24 — No Comments
Tim Hughes has brought together a collection of short films on co-production and asset based approaches - seem to range from 3mins up to 12mins. Inspiring, informing and a useful source of tips, ideas and stories to share.
Have a look at them here, co-production films and let Tim know of others that he should add - he's a network member so you can message…Continue
This national programme, initiated by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), will bring together leaders from across the country to explore how senior leaders can grow and nurture local social capital in order to build stronger communities and improve health and wellbeing. The programme, which has been developed through a partnership between the National Skills Academy for Social Care, Skills for Care, NHS South of England (Central), the Think…Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on May 2, 2012 at 10:52 — No Comments
Interesting things going on in Lambeth with the Lambeth Living Well Collaborative (a network of people who use services, their carers, service providers, commissioners, GPs and others). 'The Collaborative is a platform for people to come together to radically improve the outcomes experienced by people with mental health problems'. They're moving towards co-producing new 'services' and co-producing strategy, supporting culture change and 'proto-typing' new approaches.
There's a new…Continue
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