Co-production

  1. We caught up with Sue Sheehan, co-founder of Incredible Edible Lambeth and learned all about urban food growing and building the community.

    Interview: Sue Sheehan, Incredible Edible Lambeth

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  2. We’ve been thinking about the ‘art of co-production’ and learning more about the use of theatre to co-produce ideas, projects, and even change the law!

    Case Study: Theatrical Co-production

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  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. 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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  10. Video: What is Co-Production?

  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Video: Questions change everything in community engagement

  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Video: Grapevine Walk and Talk

  19. 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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  20. Video: Cartwheel Arts – The Wellbeing Dominoes

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

    Case study: SH:24

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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. Video: 24 Hours in Urgent Care

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

    Report: System Behaviours

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

    Case study: The Debenham Project

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

    Blog: One Year On

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

  33. Video: Co-production by Spice

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

    Case study: Lambeth Living Well Network

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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. Connecting people and cutting down on food waste.

    The People’s Fridge

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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. Our new Ideas Hub is launched – from successful pilot to permanent website

    The New Website

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

    Case study: Pramdepot

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

    Case study: Welcome to the beach

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

    Case study: West London Collaborative

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  47. Video: The Story of Co-Design

  48. 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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  49. 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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  50. 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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  51. 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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  52. 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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  53. 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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  54. 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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  55. 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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  56. Video: Stories of co-production

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

    Blog: Questions, questions…

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  59. 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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  60. 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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  61. 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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  62. 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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  63. 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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  64. 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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