This is the SCDC’s primer and work on community-led Action Research. Community-led research is as researched that is “defined, undertaken, analysed and evidenced by members of the community themselves”, while Action Research “is about using research tools and methods appropriate to engaging with the community concerned. Example methodologies would include drawings, photography, video diaries; drop in sessions and story dialogue; these methods being used in conjunction with or instead of traditional methods such as questionnaires.” Read more: […]
Category: 05. Commissioning
Applying co-production to commissioning and procurement
Collaborate has lots of work and information on commissioning, including thinking and research on what actually it takes to adopt complexity-informed funding and commissioning approaches in practice. https://collaboratecic.com/the-future-of-funding-and-commissioning-1227a35cb329 https://collaboratecic.com/building-a-commissioning-in-complexity-community-of-practice-fe2358fe204c https://collaboratecic.com/a-whole-new-world-funding-and-commissioning-in-complexity-12b6bdc2abd8 https://collaboratecic.com/exploring-the-new-world-practical-insights-for-funding-commissioning-and-managing-in-complexity-20a0c53b89aa http://www.betterway.network/toby-lowe-complexity-demands-collaboration/
This board was established with the broad purpose of improving the quality of commissioning in Wales and developing effective practice in relation to integrated commissioning between local authorities and local health boards. It publishes various toolkits and guidance: https://www.wlga.gov.uk/national-commissioning-board-wales
Preston in Lancashire has managed to fight off the fallout of the financial crisis and austerity measures with a model of community wealth building that is relevant throughout the UK. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/feb/14/poverty-was-entrenched-in-preston-so-we-became-more-self-sufficient https://www.centreforpublicimpact.org/case-study/the-preston-model-of-community-wealth-building-in-the-uk
Collaborate and Newcastle University Business School have published research into funding and commissioning in complexity: Annabel Davidson-Knight, Head of Practice at Collaborate, said: “Complex problems require collaborative solutions and increasing numbers of funders — across the public and voluntary spheres — are experimenting with new ways of sharing power. Many are stepping into the role of broker, convening stakeholders across the complex environments in which they operate, seeing the maintenance of ‘system health’ as a crucial part of their […]
Co-production with Older People Guide National Development Team for inclusion (NDTi) This paper sets out 7 principles to help local authorities and their partners, including local communities, work together and improve older people’s influence at all levels of service commissioning and delivery. Use this resource to provoke thinking about what underpins successful collaboration with older people for a range of purposes. Includes helpful diagrams about how the 7 principles can be translated into practical steps, […]
Stern. E,. (2015). Impact Evaluation: A Guide for Commissioners and Managers. BOND https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/57a0896de5274a31e000009c/60899_Impact_Evaluation_Guide_0515.pdf An in-depth offering of how to construct relevant evaluations for instances of Co-Production.
Slay, J., Penny, J. (2014). Commissioning for Outcomes and Co-Production: A Guide for Local Authorities. NEF. https://neweconomics.org/uploads/files/974bfd0fd635a9ffcd_j2m6b04bs.pdf An in-depth look at how commissioning should be conducted to incorporate co-production to make the best use of resources.
Slay, J., 2014. Transforming Youth Service: Unlocking Value Through Co-Production. NEF. https://neweconomics.org/uploads/files/3bf3d0d37f59967672_s4m6ivqnu.pdf An article on how co-production can be applied to the commissioning phase of youth services.
Villeneuve-Smith, F., Blake, J. 2016. The Art of the Possible in Public Procurement. BATES WELLS BRAITHWAITE. https://www.bwbllp.com/file/the-art-of-the-possible-in-public-procurement-pdf A high level explanation of how Commissioners acting for Health Boards can revolutionise their procurement methods using co-production style methods. An inspiring and ground breaking document. Below, extract from a review of the report by Helen Sharp on the Ideas Hub: “I know that commenting on a procurement report might not normally excite us and I have to […]