Hey mum – we’re going to be on t’telly!

BBC Wales political producer Toby Mason, clearly a man of fine understanding and revolutionary zeal, has heard about the Open Letter, and the joys of co-production and intends to make a programme about it all for the telly.

AND he’s planning to schedule it to go out just before the Open Letter wings its way to Carwyn Jones on 25th April. How’s that for a bit of news to cheer us up in the midst of cuts, angst and austerity?

He asked for a variety of people/projects and has gone away with a long list of people to contact including:

  • the amazing Jenny O’Hara Jakeway from Glyn Coch Communities First, community timebanks & Families & Schools Together (FAST) projects;
  • the ever lovely Nick Andrews of Swansea University, co-produced dementia care homes & personal outcomes assessment models;
  • the inspirational Maria Jones of Bron Afon Housing Association, co-production with young people;
  • the extraordinary Joe Powell of All Wales People First, eloquent advocate of relationship-based approaches to social care
  • the innovative Julie Boothroyd and Mike Logan from Monmouth Council Adult Care Services, transforming the organisation step by co-productive step

And he’s asked Mark Drakeford for an interview – hope he has time to participate.

Next up maybe we ask for our own series: Co-pro Cymru – an everyday story of mavericks, revolutionaries, radicals and really really nice people!


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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