Co-production practitioners network

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Asset-Mapping Wales

We're working with Participation Cymru to create an Asset Map of co-production in Wales - and to get your support to keep the pressure on the Welsh Government to deliver on their co-pro commitments (they are doing exceptionally well so far I must say!). If you live or work in Tom Jones country, please help us by completing our 5 minute survey - - part of our collective strategy to make…


Posted by Ruth Dineen on July 21, 2014 at 20:27

Storytelling for Co-production event - Feel like you were there!

Last week the London Co-production Practitioners Network met for a session hosted by Latimer Creative Media. Together we developed our personal Co-production Stories and our Story of Self. We experimented with social media, tweeted #MyCoProStory and made short film clips.

We learned that...

  • Stories help communicate values to people by engaging their emotions
  • Stories can motivate others to act with us - in ways that only providing a laundry…

Posted by Sarah Lyall on July 16, 2014 at 15:53 — 1 Comment

nef's Co-production Masterclasses are awesome! Official.

25 of us from LAs, Welsh Government, community and third sector have spent the day learning about commissioning for co-production: superb, evidence-based presentations from Julia (nef) and from the splendid Penni and Kate from Cornwall Council who drove all the way to Wales to share their experiences. A knockout day, jam-packed with useful stuff and interesting discussions. And more tomorrow. Ah joy!

If you are involved in the commissioning world and get the chance to attend one of…


Posted by Ruth Dineen on July 9, 2014 at 23:04

Could a democratic ownership model help improve public trust in social care?

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 …


Posted by Lucie Stephens on July 8, 2014 at 14:50

Moving beyond the market: a new agenda for public services, with co-production at its heart

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…


Posted by Lucie Stephens on July 3, 2014 at 16:53

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

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

As part of the…


Posted by Ruth Dineen on June 30, 2014 at 19:13

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"Welcome to the Network Hayley! When you have a moment, please join the Wales Group (under 'networking' on the main menu). Lots happening here as you probably know... Cheers Ruth"
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Noreen Blanluet commented on Sam Froud-Powell's group Wales Co-production group
"The Co-production Wales newsletter is out! Great update on co-production in Wales, events @GovCampCymru +#unusualsuspectsfestival, tools, reports, resources and collected items of joy."
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"Hi Andrea Thanks so much for the inspirational work you are doing in Cornwall - you've got us all excited on this side of the bridge! Please do join the Commissioners Group when you have a moment (under networking on the main menu). Cheers Ruth"
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Commissioning for Coproduction

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"Hi Ruth - will do - best wishes Fiona  "
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"Hi Karlina Do join the Commissioning Group when you have a moment - under 'networking' on the main menu. Cheers Ruth"
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"Hi Fiona Great work going on in Cornwall Council - thanks for inspiring us in Wales. Would be great if you had chance to join the Commissioners Group to share expertise (under 'networking' on the main menu). Cheers Ruth"
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