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Webinar on commissioning and community engagement

DCLG and the Public Service Transformation Network are running a webinar this Monday at 2pm on engaging communities in commissioning: you can sign up here for more details.

Posted by Julia on August 15, 2014 at 9:55

nef is looking for a new chair for our board of trustees - can you help?

The New Economics Foundation (NEF) is the leading radical think-tank in the UK.  Combining a unique remit of research, advocacy, policy development and social innovation, NEF occupies a unique space as a ‘think and do tank’. Working to construct a new economy centred on people and the environment, NEF has had a positive and lasting impact on the lives of people around the world.
We are seeking an exceptional person with a demonstrable track record of delivering…

Posted by Lucie Stephens on August 13, 2014 at 11:00

The other Health Minister...

The media, and others, often forget that Wales has a Health Minister of its very own. And he's a co-production champion. Feel free to comment on today's statement from the Institute of Welsh Affairs:

Posted by Ruth Dineen on August 12, 2014 at 8:44

Love - a dangerous game?

Powerful blog by Dave Horton, community worker and director of Action in Caerau-Ely, a sprawling suberb of Cardiff where he lives with his family. Raises profound questions about what we mean when we commit to co-production..

Posted by Ruth Dineen on August 9, 2014 at 21:08

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

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Young Advisors Show and Tell Event at Young Advisors HQ

September 23, 2014 from 10am to 4pm
Please register your attendance on the EventBrite link!Our Show and Tell days are an opportunity to get under the bonet of the Young Advisors movement and learn more about our philosophy and practice.  We are a national network of young people involved in co-production!See how we work with young people to enable a movement of 1,500 Young Advisors to improve…See More
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