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Co-pro Wales Newsletter - special summer issue!

Sunshine, lollipops and hand-knitted bathers...

Anyone out there remember the profound horrors of the hand-knitted bathing costume? I had one in beige and green stripes. No-one asked me if I wanted one in beige and green stripes - choice wasn’t a big thing in 1950s childhoods as I recall - it simply appeared one year and hung around until…


Posted by Ruth Dineen on August 15, 2016 at 9:39

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

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Co-production Network for Wales - newsletter

Dear all,have you seen our latest newsletter? We wanted to share the most recent developments with you and tell you about the many opportunities to get involved. If you have not already, please read/sign up/share with friends.  Co-production Network for Wales - making it happen - newsletterThe newsletter also has our contact details, please do contact us with any ideas or comments. The next issue(s) will be full of co-pro news from our…See More
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