Blog

  1. In this end of year blog, Azad Sharma reflects on a year of community storytelling, lessons, and inspirations. A must read!

    Blog: My Year in Ideas

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  2. South London GP Dr Vikesh Sharma reflects on bringing together local people, community organisations and health care staff to tackle health inequalities.

    Guest blog: Lambeth Portuguese Wellbeing Partnership

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  3. We want to break the taboo around failure! Read Kerry’s reflections on a mistake that led her to learn a new craft – the craft of community.

    My Best Mistake, by Kerry Bertram

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  4. If we are genuine about wanting to coproduce and work with people and patients at the centre of our thinking, then we must show this by choosing our words carefully.

    Blog: Your language is revealing

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  5. Camerados are changing our hospital experience by using warm and welcoming teepees to give patients, visitors, and staff a chance to connect to each other.

    Human Hospitals Project – Camerados

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  6. In celebration of co-production week Miranda Keast of The Grace Eyre Foundation tells us about her experience of co-producing a community club night and learning to let go

    Guest blog: Co-production in action

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  7. Ideas Hub Round Up

    All the stories published on the Ideas Hub last month, in case you missed them!

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  9. Learn about how we focused on ‘story-listening’ to help Dudley’s Health & Wellbeing Board hear from local residents and shape their future commissioning.

    For the Love of Dudley

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  10. We learn more about Heathar, her blog and what inspired her to start it and she gave us her thoughts on creativity, writing and finding a way to channel your voice.

    Interview: Heathar Barrett, Poet & Blogger

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  11. Read the inspiring story of the Airedale Social Movement’s efforts to improve care homes by uniting local people and care homes across Yorkshire.

    Guest Blog: Reimagining the care home

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  12. Grace Eyre share Jane’s story of a normal day in her life living with Johnny, revealing how rewarding it can be to be a Shared Lives Carer.

    A Day In The Life Of a Shared Lives Carer

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  13. Mark McKergow, one half of Host Leadership finds inspiration from a Roman tablet of the right sort of invitation to enage others.

    Guest Blog: The power of a great invitation

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  14. Influencing people is a key part of building the transformational movement; we look at one approach which involves listening first.

    Blog: Another look at influencing…

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  15. Participation strategy lead Fiona Weir shares a mistake that crept up on her and what she learnt about conflict and community action from it.

    My Best Mistake by Fiona Weir, Participation Strategy Lead

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  16. Claire Haigh, Co-founder of Collaborate Out Loud shares what she learnt from leaving Bangor University after her first year.

    My Best Mistake by Claire Haigh, Co-Founder Collaborate Out Loud

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  17. Dr Emma Plunkett explores this question she’s been asked about the Learning from Excellence approach which involves thanking people for good work and care.

    Guest Blog: Isn’t this all just a bit “touchy-feely”?

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  18. One of our directors, Linda Hutchinson writes about her best mistake, when she learnt about the importance and value of properly involving people.

    My Best Mistake by Linda Hutchinson

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  19. Sian Lockwood OBE reflects on what she learnt from her best mistake and how it helped her to become a leader.

    My Best Mistake by Sian Lockwood OBE

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  20. We’ve been thinking about the co-production highlights of the year. These are the stories that have particularly resonated and why.

    My co-production and other stories

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  21. Fiona Weir explores the asset-based questions to ask when development isn’t happening as expected.

    Guest Blog: Are we asking the right questions about asset-based development?

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  22. We reflect on one year of Ideas Hub articles and start to look to the future

    Blog: One Year On

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  23. We think about what success means in a world where strategy is flexible, outcomes light and work on the ground often slow and emergent.

    Blog: Success in the brave new world

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  24. How much progress towards true person centred care has really been made in the NHS?

    Blog: C’mon NHS, make us proud

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  25. We think about what it really means to listen to somebody…

    Blog: The Power of Listening

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  26. A guest blog from Osca exploring the importance of self-efficacy.

    Guest blog: Choose life. Choose self-efficacy…

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  27. Our new Ideas Hub is launched – from successful pilot to permanent website

    The New Website

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  28. We hear about what think tanks really do from someone on the inside…

    Guest Blog: Julia Slay on working at a think tank

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  29. We introduce you to Altogether Better and their innovative use of the beach.

    Case study: Welcome to the beach

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  30. This blog explores the need for a culture which learns and reflects and looks to other sectors where this is a matter of life and death.

    Blog: Let’s be honest…

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  31. We take a look at how to make co-production work in communities by defining them as safe – not dangerous – places.

    Blog: To risk or not to risk (Part 2)

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  32. A look at how to ask the right questions in commissioning.

    Blog: Questions, questions…

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  33. We examine how Asset Based Community-driven Development can positively impact on the relationship between work and home.

    Report: Walking the Talk – Blurring the lines between work and home

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  34. This blog examines the growing movement of people in the UK transforming the way we do things by embracing co-production, collaboration and alliances.

    Blog: We need each other to be brave

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  35. The Ideas Hub is our place for letting you know about great ideas and people we hear about through our work.

    Blog: Welcome to our Ideas Hub

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