Co-producing resilient communities event – new venue!

Demand for tickets for this event has been amazing: we started off in the City Hall with a capacity of 60 but sold out in 10 days. We moved to County Hall (capacity 100) where we sold out in a week. So, with the help of my UnLtd Millenium Award and additional support from the Welsh Government People and Environment Team we have moved to the Park Inn and there we stay! The list of delegates (all 180 of you) is almost as starry as the line-up of speakers…almost 100 organisations are represented. We look forward to meeting you all and to moving one step closer to our co-produced aim of making co-production the primary method of public service delivery in Wales.

Details of the speakers and their presentations are on the AitT events page on this site.

Tickets and more information via Eventbrite.

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Now booking: Wales Co-pro Network meeting

Now booking via Eventbrite: our inaurgural Wales Co-pro Network Meeting:

4th October, 3.30-5.30, Swansea Civic Centre. Full details on the Eventbrite site.

Hope to see you there. Members and non-members all welcome.

AitT3: move to larger venue due to demand!

AitT3: co-producing resilient communities sold out in under a week but, with the generous assistance of Cardiff Council’s Partnership Team we have managed to move the event to Cardiff County Hall and increase the number of tickets. 15 remain…book now to avoid disappointment!

Wednesday 26 September, 1.30-4.30 at Cardiff County Hall. (Registration at 1.00)

An entirely unmissable event, sponsored by the Welsh Government’s People and Environment Team. Put it in your diaries, cancel everything else, and book here via Eventbrite (places limited).

Our luminous line-up includes:

  • Hazel Stuteley & Dr Jonathan Stead talking about Connecting Communities (C2) which uses co-production to achieve profound and lasting change, moving communities from ‘isolation to transformation’. And they have the evidence to prove it!
  • Dawn Davies with an overview of Creation in Blaengarw, an award-winning project which focuses on regeneration in its widest and deepest sense – economic, environmental, social and, most significantly, on revitalising the spirit of its communities.
  • Nick Andrews will discuss All Together Now, an initiative which aims to challenge the traditional ‘hotel model’ of care for people living with dementia and to develop an interdependent and reciprocal model of community living which builds on their strengths and contributions.
  • Jenny O’Hara & John Hallett will introduce us to their innovative work in Glyncoch Community Partnership and Ely-Caerau Communities First. They are taking a radical approach to community engagement with a new initiative to connect communities.

My usual tendency to hyperbole is entirely inadequate given the quality of the speakers’ work. Nonetheless, I will try: visionary, awesome, cutting-edge, powerful, radical, inspirational. And then some.

All welcome. Please do pass on this invitation to colleagues.

Many thanks to the Welsh Government’s People and Environment Team for supporting this event, and to Cardiff Council’s Partnership Team for arranging the venue.

PS Contact Noreen if you need further information: noreen.aitt@gmail.com