Who’s supporting the Open Letter?

Answer 1. THEY ARE!

Letters of support continue to arrive from beyond Wales and will be attached to our Open Letter. 

Supporters include: Edgar Cahn a founding father of co-production; Chris Grey CEO Emeritus of Timebanks USA; Anna Coote Head of Social Policy at the new economics foundation; David Robinson Chair of the Early Action Task Force; Hazel Stuteley Jonathan Stead of Connecting Communities; Lisa Curtis of Scotlands’ Health and Social Care Alliance; Peter Beresford Chair of Shaping Our Lives; Simon Duffy Director of the Centre for Welfare Reform; Julia Slay Chair of the Co-production Critical Friends Group, new economics foundation; Fiona Garven Director of the Scottish Community Development Centre; Catherine Needham of the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham; Will Norman Director of Research at the Young Foundation; Philip Colligan Executive Director, Innovation Lab Nesta; Ralph Broad Director of Inclusive Neighbourhoods; Neal Lawson Chair of Compass; Paul Ballard Deputy Director of NHS Tayside; Nick Dixon Commissioning Manager, Adult Social Care, & Terry Dafter,  Director, Adult Social Care, Stockport Borough Council; Julienne Meyer, Professor of Nursing, City University and Executive Director of My Home Life programme; Catriona Ness, Organisational Development Consultant for NHS Tayside and co-chair of the Scottish Co-production Network; Martin WebberReader at the Centre for Mental Health Social Research, University of York; Angela Coulter, Director of Global Initiatives at the Medical Decisions Foundation and Senior Research Scientist at the Department of Public Health, University of Oxford; Sarah McDonnell, Chair of Trustees at the Office for Public Management; Carolyn Curtis & Chris Vanstone, CEO and Director of Co-design at the Australian Centre for Social Innovation; Lucie Stephens, Director of Co-production, new economics foundation, Canada.

Answer 2. and YOU ARE!

Over 250 of you as I write and new names are being added all the time – as citizens, in your professional capacity, and as members of public service organisations. Here’s the list of those organisations (145 to date)…

Aberconwy Mind

Abergavenny Community Orchards & gardens

Acces3Ability CIC

ACE – Action in Caerau & Ely

Action for Children

Age Cymru


All in this Together

Arfon Access Group

Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services


Barbara Harris Consultants


Brecon Beacons National Park

Bridgend County Borough Council

Bridgend LSB

Broadband Bridge

Bron Afon Community Housing Association

Building Aspirations

C2 Connecting Communities

Caerphilly County Borough Council

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff and Vale UHB

Cardiff County Council

Cardiff Third Sector Council

Cardiff University

Care & Repair Cymru

Career Wales

Carers Trust

Carmarthenshire County Council

Carmarthenshire People First

Cartrefi Cymru

CaST Cymru

Chwarae Teg

Citizens Panels

City & County of Swansea


Coaching Well

Communities First

Community Development Cymru

Community Housing Cymru

Community Justice Interventions Wales

Community Lives Consortium

Community Regeneration, Swansea

Community Transport Association Wales

ContinYou Cymru

Conwy Community Transport

Conwy County Borough Council

Co-production Training UK

Creation Development Trust

Cwm Taf LHB

Cylch Community Resource Cymru

Cymdeithas Tai Clwyd/ CCBC

Cymorth Cymru

Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales

Dan’s Den

David Jones Associates

Denbighshire Voluntary Services Council


Disability Wales

Ecf Training

Ely & Caerau Communities First

Energy Saving Trust

Epilepsy Action Cymru Wales

Glydnwr University

Glyncoch Community Regeneration

Governance International

Groundwork Wales

Grwp Gwalia Cyf

Holywell & District Transition Town

HSE Organisational Development

HubCowbridge Community Network

Innovation Centre for Enterprise

Keep Wales Tidy

Learning Pathways Cymru

Link4Growth – South Wales District

Little Brown Bag

Llanasa Village Food Co-op

M.E. Support in Glamorgan


Martin J Hughes

Mentro Lluest

Merthyr People First

Merthyr Tydfil CBC

Mind Cymru

Monmouthshire County Council

Monmouthshire GreenWeb


MS Society


Neath Port Talbot Council for Voluntary Service


Neil J Lloyd

New Colour


Nutshell Communications

Older People and Ageing Research Network

One Voice Wales

Penderels Trust

Personal Support Unit (PSU), Cardiff Civil Justice Centre

Peulwys & District Partnership Board

Pontyclun Community Council

Positive Lives

Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations

Powys People First

Powys tHB

Practise Training & Consultancy

Public Health Wales

RCT County Council

Reddenhill Consulting (based Wolverhampton)

Riverside Market Garden


Rubicon Dance

Salamander Veritas

Scarlet Design International

Severn Wye Energy Agency

SJ Education Consultancy

South Riverside Community Development Centre

Spice Innovations

Sustainable Swansea

Sustainable Wales

Swansea Association of Independent Living (SAIL)

Swansea University

The CoStar Partnership

The Performance Consultant

The Wallich

Time Banking Wales

Torfaen County Borough Council

TPAS Cymru

Transformation Partners (Wales)

United Welsh Housing Association

University of Bristol

University of Wales, Newport


Urban Condition

Values in Care

Vision 21

Voluntary Action Merthyr Tydfil


Wales Co-operative Centre

Wales Progressive Co-operators

WCVA  who have written about their support for the campaign right here

Welsh Government

Women’s Institute

World at Play

Wrexham County Borough Council

YODspica Ltd

Bit good eh! HUGE THANKS TO EVERY ONE OF YOU…please pass the message and links on to colleagues, friends and family.


About Ruth

UK National Teaching Fellow, Founder of Co-production Wales (All in this Together), co-pro trainer and consultant, working to make co-production 'the way we do things' in Wales. And having a ball!

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