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Mark Woodhead
  • Castleford, West Yorkshire
  • United Kingdom
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NHS Wakefield District
public sector
Background to your work
I work as a community development and health worker. Asset based work and co-production is one if my main interests. I have been involved in the Dept of Health funded pilot programme on asset based work, in Eastmoor and Knottingley. Interested in looking at various approaches that have been used/could be used to take forward such work (eg world cafe, appreciative inquiry, photography projects, ... ) and assessing the effectiveness of these approaches. Interested in ways of evaluating co-production/asset based work, and looking at how co-production relates to a focus on outcomes and impacts.

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Customers and active citizens

I recently attended an event at which someone from a public sector organisation was talking about some future developments. In the course of this talk, she kept referring to local residents as 'customers' , and talking about 'customer service'. It occurred to me that, if we are to make progress with co-production, we need to move beyond this 'customer' mentality, this perception of local residents as 'customers' of services provided by public sector agencies, and we need to move instead to…


Posted on September 20, 2011 at 9:01 — 2 Comments

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At 14:21 on May 16, 2011, Patricia Sadio said…

Just wanted to say Hi for now.


At 15:26 on May 3, 2011, Alan Williams said…



Good to hear from you





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