Co-production practitioners network

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A guinea-pig led co-pro future for Wales

In case you need a bit of cheering up amidst the gloom and despond here's a link to the latest Co-pro Wales blog...

Updates about our fabulous new Network staff; a proposal for an all-Wales time-bank; Edgar Cahn's next visit; serendipitous guinea-pigs and plenty to look forward to in spite of the collapse of society as we know it.

Happy co-prodding.…


Posted by Ruth Dineen on July 5, 2016 at 10:42

A Wales where everyone is valued as a contributor to the common good...

We're on our way! Yesterday we launched our Lottery-funded Co-pro Network for Wales - aiming to create a Wales where everyone is valued as a contributor to the common good... Amazing people, radical ideas, inspiring stories, and the wonderful Edgar Cahn all the way from Washington to Welshpool. See the Storify of our launch event here.

Posted by Ruth Dineen on May 27, 2016 at 8:53

Co-producing childcare and out of school/ after school programmes

NEF is developing new work on co-produced childcare. Parents do shifts alongside the childcare staff in the classroom, rotating the shifts between themselves. This approach to childcare is well established in Sweden, Canada, the USA and New Zealand and brings benefits to parents, children and childcare staff.

We've written more about it in short-paper here, …


Posted by Lucie Stephens on May 26, 2016 at 14:30

Clinks guide to service user involvement and co-production

This helpful guide has just been published by Clinks, the organisation that supports voluntary organisations working with offenders and their families. It contains a series of useful practical examples, approaches and tools to use plus a trouble shooting section to help respond to people who may be sceptical to this approach. 

Whilst the focus is on criminal justice the information is relevant to many services and settings. …


Posted by Lucie Stephens on May 26, 2016 at 14:00

SCIE's National Co-production Week

SCIE's National Co-production Week is the first event of its kind, celebrating the benefits of co-production, sharing good practice and highlighting the contribution of people who use services and carers in developing better public services.

SCIE will mark the week but holding an Introduction to co-production training session on 30 June in central London, sharing good practice online and through social media and holding a co-production festival with members of its Co-production…


Posted by Michael Turner on April 28, 2016 at 14:29

Co-pro Network for Wales - recruiting for a Director and Co-ordinator

Co-production Network for Wales: for a Wales where everyone is valued as a contributor to the common good.

We are looking for two exceptional members of staff - a Network Director and a Network Co-ordinator - to help us set up our member-led Co-pro Network for Wales. Here are the job adverts. Please share with the world.


With three…


Posted by Ruth Dineen on April 12, 2016 at 12:00

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Christine Walker is now a member of Co-production practitioners network
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Anita Kirkwood joined james oflynn's group

Co-Production Practitioners Network East Midlands

Hi, my name is James O'Flynn and I work in Market Development for Leicestershire County Council. Co-Production is part of my remit, as is timebanking, which I am in the process of setting up in Leicestershire.I would be very interested in hearing from other individuals and organisations in the area who would like to meet a few times a year. For me a network would be useful in terms of finding out about what is occurring locally, exchanging ideas about best practice, and learning about new…See More
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Steve Davis commented on Joe Penny's group Coproduction in Young People's Services
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Coproduction in Young People's Services

This group is for anyone and everyone who has an interest in how coproduction can transform young people's services.At nef we have been doing a lot of work over the past 18 months in Lambeth, Cornwall and Islington on how coproduction can be embedded in outcomes based commissioning frameworks. This has involved a lot of work with young people and the providers of services for young people.We are looking to share some of our learning and to learn from the practitioners here too!See More
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Wales Co-production group

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Adrian Bailey is now a member of Co-production practitioners network
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Ruth Dineen left a comment for Pat Powell
"Hi Pat! Welcome to the UK Network. Please join the Wales Group (under Networking on the main menu). Lots happening here as you probably know. You'll also find a link to join the mailing list for the new Wales Co-pro Networkthere - please do…"
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