Collaboration

  1. 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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  2. Video: The Preston Model

  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. We go back to the Bromley by Bow Centre to learn more about how they made sure local people were at the heart of their evaluation

    Report: Community in the making

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  5. We spent a warm summer’s evening celebrating and learning about Bromley by Bow’s latest report on the centre’s community based approach to health and wellbeing.

    Event: Unleashing Healthy Communities

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  6. 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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  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. The Friendly Bench in Nottinghamshire is a simple way of using outside space to connect people to each other and their community.

    Case study: The Friendly Bench

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  10. Andreas shared some stories and bits of advice that come from working as a music therapist.

    Interview: Andreas Rosenboom, Music Therapist

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  11. We sat down with Dr. Margaret Lobo, founder of the Otakar Kraus Music Trust to find out how she was inspired to work with others to find their voice.

    Interview: Dr. Margaret Lobo, Otakar Kraus Music Trust

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  12. Frome might provide some of the best evidence we have to combat social isolation and reduce health spending.

    Social Prescribing in Frome – the evidence is out there

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  13. This blog includes two great case studies from across Greater Manchester of collaborations between services, communities and citizens to improve wellbeing.

    Guest Blog: Restoring regenerative public services

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  14. This is the story of one community who moved from from being one caricatured by complaints, to one which is thriving, collaborative and positive.

    Case study: Rathlin Island

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  15. 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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  16. We catch up with Alex Fox about his asset based area briefing, his organisation Shared Lives Plus and what surprises him.

    Interview: Alex Fox OBE, CEO at Shared Lives Plus

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  17. 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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  18. We’ve been thinking about harnessing the power of music in our work and we gave it a try by building a collaborative playlist at a recent event.

    Blog: Music is a language we all understand

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  19. November’s Idea of the Month is a reminder that any of us can be the listeners as well as be the ones who need to be listened to.

    Idea of the Month: You today, me tomorrow

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  20. 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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  21. Patient Director David Gilbert reminds us that though storytelling can be very important, patient involvement and collaboration can and must go further.

    Idea of the Month: Patients as partners, not just storytellers

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  22. Library of Things new podcast looks at the impact they have had on the community, the people that have come to borrow, and how the enterprise might develop.

    Podcast: Library of Things

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  23. This is thought to be the first nursery co-located in a care home in the UK, where residents and children share space, activities and snacks.

    Case study: A nursery in a care home

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  24. 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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  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. With a new conversation, we may change the relationship; if we change the relationship, we may change the behaviours; if we change the behaviours, we may change the outcomes.

    Idea of the Month: With a new conversation, we may change the outcomes

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  27. Video: 24 Hours in Urgent Care

  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. This publication will give commissioners the confidence to challenge resistant procurement practice and support innovation. A must-read…

    Report: The Art of the Possible in Public Procurement

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  32. Community Circles help people be happier, healthier and more connected with the support of those around them.

    Case study: Community Circles

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

    Case study: Lambeth Living Well Network

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  34. 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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  35. We take a look at Realising the Value, a report outlining the evidence of the benefits of people and communities working together in the health system.

    Report: Realising the Value

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  36. A story of determined residents who protected their own houses and all the empty ones around them and created a flourishing community

    Case study: Granby Four Streets

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  37. 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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  38. The rural village of Solva has created a whole community approach to domiciliary care with outstanding results

    Case study: Solva Care

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  39. This report introduces us to the notion of the powerful question, one which generates curiosity in the listener, energy and new possibilities.

    Report: The Art of Powerful Questions

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  40. Today we were at the launch event for Collaborate’s new research report into the infrastructure needed for whole system change across our local public services, anchor institutions and civil society.

    Report: Building Collaborative Places

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  41. We spoke to Rebecca Trevalyan of Library of Things, a community space where local people can borrow, share and learn.

    Interview: Rebecca Trevalyan, Library of Things

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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. Our new Ideas Hub is launched – from successful pilot to permanent website

    The New Website

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

    Case study: Welcome to the beach

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

    Case study: West London Collaborative

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  48. We find a set of invaluable preconditions for systems changers in Collaborate’s report which both reassure and focus the mind.

    Report: Behaving like a system?

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  49. 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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  50. 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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  51. NPC’s report on how to change systems provides an honest and accessible guide for those ambitious enough to try it.

    Report: New Philanthropy Capital – Systems Change: A guide to what it is and how to do it

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  52. A look at Open Works, a pioneering initiative which promoted a participatory culture in communities.

    Case study: Open Works – Building a participatory platform

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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. 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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  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. Guest blogger Mel Pickett recalls her time working with refugees and the effect everyday comforts can have on those in need.

    Guest Blog: Mel Pickett on refugees, lunches and bicycles

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  59. 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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