Lots of positive things happening in Wales, and increasing numbers of links being forged between campaigning groups for co-pro, co-ops, citizen-engagement and asset-based service delivery. It’s starting to feel as if we really are all in this together. And what a force to be reckoned with that would be! Here are some updates and events:
All in this Together: There’s been a strong emphasis on co-production and collaboration in the responses to the Social Services (Wales) Bill. It’s the Committee stage next and it’s all looking very positive. Also, plans are underway for a WG visit to Scottish Government co-pro champions to share ideas about co-production and public service delivery.
Co-production Resource: the 82 case-studies are now sorted and the draft contents clarified. Next stage is the funding bid…will keep you informed of progress. http://coproductionresource.wordpress.com
Participation Cymru’s Public Engagement Network event is on 14-15 June in Llandrindod Wells (including a co-pro workshop with me and Pam Luckock): contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-operative Solutions for Citizen-Directed Support with John Restakis from Canada: Age Concern / Wales Progressive Co-ops and others have organised a series of seminars across Wales from 26 – 29 June: contact email@example.com
Wales Alliance for Citizen-directed Support have their AGM in Hope Church Newton on 28 June: contact Debbie.firstname.lastname@example.org
The European Symposium on Assets for Health in Policy & Practice is in Wrexham on 30 July: contact email@example.com
Hope to see some of you at some of these, social gadabout that I am!