Co-production practitioners network

A network for co-production practitioners

Welcome to the co-production practitioners’ network: design and delivery of services by citizens and professionals in equal partnership.



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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

Latest Activity

Faye Hall is now a member of Co-production practitioners network
Sep 20
Ruth Dineen left a comment for Judith Nubold
"Hello! Welcome to the UK Network! R"
Sep 15
Judith Nubold updated their profile
Sep 15
Profile IconJudith Nubold and Paula Lunnon joined Co-production practitioners network
Sep 15
Rebecca Daddow joined Julia's group

Commissioning for Coproduction

This group is for people interested in commissioning for outcomes and coproduction.See More
Sep 15
Adrian Roper commented on John Gillespie's group Community Development Group
"Any of you doing interesting CD things in Blaenau Gwent? My agency, Cartrefi Cymru, is starting to do CD-related activities there and would welcome allies."
Sep 15
Profile IconAdrian Roper and Paula Lunnon joined John Gillespie's group

Community Development Group

For people interested in thinking about CD as a co-productive approach
Sep 15
Ruth Dineen added a discussion to the group Wales Co-production group

Co-pro Network for Wales mailing list

While the new Network gets established, Mark and Judith will be sending out updates, information and requests via this mailing list - please sign up and join the 1000+co-pro champions already beavering away to change the world. Here's the link: Co-pro Network for WalesCheersRuthSee More
Sep 15
Ruth Dineen left a comment for Paula Lunnon
"Welcome to the UK Network Paula - and the Wales Group. If you aren't already signed up to the (new) Co-pro Network for Wales, please do. Sounds as if you'd be a massive asset! Cheers Ruth"
Sep 15
Paula Lunnon joined Sam Froud-Powell's group

Wales Co-production group

For practitioners in WalesSee More
Sep 14
Paula Lunnon joined Joe Penny's group

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
Sep 14
Brian Paget 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
Sep 5


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