Welcome! So what’s it all about then?

New Website!! Check out our shiny new website for all the latest news about the co-production revolution and the Co-production Network for Wales.

Co-production Wales (who maintain this site) are a voluntary alliance of individuals and organisations with a shared mission: to build on the best of our traditions of cooperation and community to transform Wales into a society that places co-production principles at the heart of its public services, its communities, and the lives of its citizens. We don’t have any paid staff and we don’t have an office. What we do have is the help and support of hundreds of people – government ministers, academics, community members, public service professionals, carers and service recipients – who are working with us to achieve our collective goal:

social justice, and the permanent shift of power from state to citizens. Nothing less.

Last year, with your help, we set up the Lottery-funded Co-production Network for Wales a member-led network of citizens and professionals working for ‘a Wales where everyone is valued as a contributor to the common good’.

The plan is that the Network website will become the central hub for co-pro information, opinion, advocacy, events, case-studies, research and comments.


As individuals we are relatively powerless. Collectively we are unstoppable. Please get involved with the Network and help us transform our public services. Thank you!

Ruth Dineen can be contacted on ruth@coproductionwales.com

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14 thoughts on “Welcome! So what’s it all about then?

  1. Congratulations on your Open Letter Initiative. We need to take advantage of as many leverage points as we can to ensure that the co-production message is heard and turned into practice. Co-production is part of that fundamental shift in thinking that we need to live healthy and more sustainable lives.

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  2. Goof afternoon, I am looking to further my career as a Project Manager in NHS Wales embedding co-production into an NHS Trust. Could I ask you some quick questions that would help me understand where to look for info used for an interview presentation I have in less than a week. Do you have an email and/or any time to help me?

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  3. I have carried out a supported experiment and used the concept of co production for my adult learners this year, i have given them one assessment criteria and let them led the sessions – in most cases they ensured the topic was covered extensively and I will be adapting this approach for suitable elements of the programme for the up coming academic year

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  4. Hi Suzanne
    Great to hear of co-production happening in education – where are you working? Do let us know if you manage to extend the co-pro approach next year…and how your students respond.
    Cheers
    Ruth

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  5. I am in Gower College Swansea and I plan to extend the com pro approach into other areas for study not only within health care but also in science and within social policy. With co production such a movement forward with the new Social Care and Well Being Act I feel that it is imperative to gain greater interaction from our students.

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  6. I would appreciate any insight anyone can provide. I am planning a co-productive event in Swansea for people with learning disabilities and all those who work with them from support staff to local authority officers. We are focusing on two issues that have been highlighted from a recent survey conducted around the support people with learning disabilities receive. The issues are

    1. Involvement in recruiting/reviewing staff
    2. How support staff can help people understand things and make their own decisions.

    I was just wondering if anyone has had any experience or knows of any work done around this. I would really like to be able to provide examples of how these issues have been worked through in other places. Also any advice on how to structure the 2 workshops where people will address these issues.

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  7. Hi Laurie

    Hope this is not too late but may I suggest you address this to the Co-production Practitioners’ Network at http://coproductionnetwork.com and join the new Co-production Network for Wales at https://coproductionnetworkwales.wordpress.com/what-we-do/

    The form will be available on the new site from 2nd May and if you sign up for the Newsletter in the meantime at http://wordpress.us6.list-manage2.com/subscribe?u=aace0428f6d355ad2e8fd4244&id=b30e4ef9b2 you’ll get notification automatically.

    Kind regards, Terry Jackson

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  8. Hi David, Sorry for the confusion. AitT was the original site/collective. Our efforts resulted in the Network. I’ve been out of action for a while but will get around to archiving this site soon. Ruth

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  9. Hi David, I’ve been struggling with this too, particularly when a Google search for “Co-Production Network Wales” brings up “Wales Co-production group” at http://coproductionnetwork.com/group/walescoproductiongroup/ It rather waters down our key message.

    @Ruth: Archiving the site won’t remove it from search engine result pages and I suggest a 302 Permanent Redirect be done straight away. Might be worth a word with Sam Froud-Powell Wales Co-production group. Perhaps reciprocal messages and lnks explaining the difference between the essential difference between the two groups. 🙂

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