Co-production

  1. 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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  2. This quote from a famous children’s activist reminds us that we all need real-life inspiration to get the best out of co-production

    Idea of the month: “You can’t be what you can’t see”

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  3. Sheffield Flourish is a growing community of people living with mental health conditions where amazing things are happening

    Case study: Sheffield Flourish

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  4. What if libraries lent more than books? Things you only use once a year or something you want to try out? Enter the Library of Things, a home for borrowers!

    New Home for the Library of Things

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  5. We think it’s time to really listen without interrupting to let the community tell us the story they want to share with us.

    Idea of the Month: “Work hard at listening with intent to understand, not reply”

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  6. Video: What is Co-Production?

  7. Ideas Hub Round Up

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

  8. Want to know more? Want to get involved?

  9. We’ve recently discovered c-App, a fantastic virtual advocacy tool which calmly supports people through anxious assessments.

    c-App, the virtual advocate

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  10. We pick out the best parts of this report which showcases some of the inspiring and courageous initiatives across Greater Manchester

    Report summary: People Powered Health in Greater Manchester

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  11. Video: Questions change everything in community engagement

  12. We discover Glasgow Homelessness Involvement & Feedback Team, a great resource enabling coproduction and the involvement of those with lived experience.

    Case study: Glasgow Homelessness Involvement & Feedback Team

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  13. We summarise Locality’s report on six areas working together to Keep it Local and find much to like.

    Report summary: Powerful Communities, Strong Economies

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  14. Margaret-Ann Brünjes, the Director of Glasgow Homelessness Network reminded us in a recent meeting that if it’s not messy, it’s not co-production!

    Idea of the Month: “If it’s not messy, it’s not co-production”

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  15. 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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  16. Video: Grapevine Walk and Talk

  17. SCIE’s recent publication sets out a useful framework for local areas considering a shift towards asset based working.

    Report: Asset based places, a model for development

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  18. Video: Cartwheel Arts – The Wellbeing Dominoes

  19. Localis’ latest report on the integration of health and social advocates a new focus and a move away from structures and finance.

    Report summary: Rebooting Health and Social Care Integration

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  20. A sexual health service that gives power and control to those using it.

    Case study: SH:24

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  21. Nick Dixon explains how a family practice and community hub are using social prescribing and peer group gardening to benefit the Woodley community and staff workloads.

    Case Study: Social Prescribing the Woodley Way

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  22. A pioneering online website connecting homeless people to resources and resources to where they’re most needed.

    Case study: Street Support Network

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  23. 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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  24. Video: 24 Hours in Urgent Care

  25. The Skillsnet Group is a social enterprise of people with and without learning difficulties working together

    Case study: The Skillnet Group

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  26. We look at Lankelly Chase’s list of system behaviours. A great resource.

    Report: System Behaviours

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  27. We learn about a community that took responsibility for supporting carers and those with dementia.

    Case study: The Debenham Project

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

    Blog: One Year On

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  29. MAC-UK has been a pioneering force in young people’s mental health services since 2008 and they continue to grow from strength to strength.

    Case study: MAC-UK

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  30. Video: ‘I’m Controlling It’ – The Diabetes Project

  31. Video: Co-production by Spice

  32. Mental health services in Lambeth are being transformed through co-production and collaboration.

    Case study: Lambeth Living Well Network

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  33. Day Opportunities is a program for people with learning and physical disabilities run by City College Peterborough focused on co-production.

    Case study: Day Opportunities – City College Peterborough

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  34. We look at two guidance documents published this month by NHS England on involving people in their own health and in health services

    Report: NHS England guidance on involvement and participation

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  35. Connecting people and cutting down on food waste.

    The People’s Fridge

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  36. Robin Lane is so much more than a GP surgery – they deliver services fit for modern 21st century lifestyles

    Case study: Robin Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre

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  37. We check out The Well, a sanctuary for people affected by drugs and alcohol which provides something different to traditional services.

    Case study: The Well

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  38. We look at a report challenging our understanding of mental health services for young people.

    Report: What good could look like in psychological services for young people

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  39. We interview Jane McGrath of West London Collaborative and hear about better and braver solutions to local health and social care challenges.

    Interview: Jane McGrath, West London Collaborative

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

    The New Website

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  41. Own 2 Feet Living is a brilliant example of young people doing things their way.

    Case study: Own 2 Feet Living

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  42. We check out Pramdepot, a great community-led recycling project helping new mums.

    Case study: Pramdepot

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

    Case study: Welcome to the beach

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  44. We champion the work of a consultancy with a difference.

    Case study: West London Collaborative

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  45. Video: The Story of Co-Design

  46. We take a look at a co-operative model of childcare where parents and professionals are working in partnership.

    Case study: Scallywags – a parent partnership nursery

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  47. We champion a new type of day centre for older people where anything is possible.

    Case study: Meet Me At The Albany – a grown-ups’ playground

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  48. We spread the word about the fantastic Mayday Trust who are tipping homelessness services on their head.

    Case study: Mayday Trust

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  49. 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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  50. We look at a co-designed project where live artists visit family homes and tackle stressful moments with under 5s head-on.

    Case study: Creative Homes – more play less stress

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  51. A look at ADCS’ report ‘Pillars and Foundations’, which is a think piece examining next practice in the Children’s Sector.

    Report: Pillars and Foundations – Next practice in Children’s Services

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  52. We take a look at the Family by Family programme in Australia which is a great example of co-production in the social sector.

    Case study: Family by Family

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  53. 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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  54. Video: Stories of co-production

  55. Helen Sharp reflects on ‘Drugs, hopes and dreams’, a report describing how to use appreciative inquiry on a therapeutic level.

    Report: Drugs, hopes and dreams

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

    Blog: Questions, questions…

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  57. A look at ‘Head, hands and heart: asset-based approaches in health care’, a report published by The Health Foundation.

    Report: Head, hands and heart: asset-based approaches in health

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  58. Helen Sharp reflects on her time spent working in Early Years sector and argues that parents should be given more power to look after their children.

    Blog: To risk or not to risk (part one)

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  59. We look at ‘Learn to Lead’, a programme which works perfectly as a case study to explain how co-production differs from other forms of participation.

    Case study: Learn to Lead

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  60. Published by – Time Banking UK Date of publication – August 2012 Parable of Blogs and Squares Video One of the most challenging aspects of changing […]

    The Parable of the Blobs and Squares

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  61. Our take on the report ‘Get Well Soon: Reimagining place-based health’, published by New Local Government Network and Collaborate.

    Report review: Get Well Soon

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  62. 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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