Wonderful, inspiring, extraordinary, excellent, epic, energising…

…the best conference I’ve ever been to…All in this Together rocks!

That’s a sample of the feedback for our Co-producing Resilient Communities event. Our speakers went down a storm and for the first time in my adult life I ran out of superlatives.

We hope to get the presentation slides and graphic visualisations up on the web next week. And if we can find some money from somewhere we’ll get the video footage properly edited so that the delights can be shared more widely.

We now have 460 people and 217 organisations involved with AitT in one way or another.

To start turning aspirations in to action, we are sending out a survey to everyone to asset map what’s going on in Wales at the moment, and to gauge support for the idea of sending an open letter to the Welsh Government asking that co-production principles are placed at the heart of public services in Wales.

If you don’t receive a copy of that survey, you can access it via this link.

Please participate in transforming our future.

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Celtic co-pro collaborations

The lovely folk of the Scottish Government’s Joint Improvement Team (who lead on the co-production strategy in Scotland) have invited us up for a collaborative visit in December. The delegates come from a range of sectors, and work at all levels. What we share – along with our Scottish colleagues – is a belief that co-pro offers a more effective, more democratic and more sustainable way of commissioning and delivering our public services and re-energising our communities.
We will be looking at the political, strategic and organisational aspects of co-production, at successes, case-studies and barriers to progress. And discussing ways of overcoming these.

If you are interested in learning more about this visit, or in participating, please get in touch. If all goes well it could be the first of many.