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Category: 08. Evidence (it works!)

Databank of evidence of the effectiveness of co-production

The many shades of co-produced evidence, Pippa Coutts (Carnegie UK)

“Co-production of evidence is a process by which evidence is generated by the equal and reciprocal participation in research activities by academic and other partners. This briefing paper teases out the challenges and opportunities around co-producing evidence appropriate to participatory social policy and practice, and increasing people’s control within communities and services.” https://www.carnegieuktrust.org.uk/publications/the-many-shades-of-co-produced-evidence/

Guide: Evidence for Success

The guide offers easy to follow, step-by-step guidance and resources to support organisations to use evidence to influence policy and practice.  It is for anyone who wants to use evidence to improve policy and practice, regardless of the level of experience they have in doing so.  Therefore, it is intended that this guide will also be of value to a wide range of stakeholders, including: practitioners, service managers, funders and commissioners, and policy makers and […]

Evaluating Co-Production: Pragmatic Approaches to Building the Evidence Base (Durose C., 2014)

Durose, C., Mangam, C., Needham, C., Rees, J. (2014). Evaluating Co-Production: Pragmatic Approaches to Building the Evidence Base. https://www.psa.ac.uk/sites/default/files/conference/papers/2014/Evidencing%20Coproduction%20PSA%20paper,%20final.pdf A summary paper examining the issues surrounding how co-production is evidenced in an objective and quantifiable, cost effective manner.

Spice evaluation of time credits impact (2014)

This is the Spice evaluation of the impact of co-production across a range of time-credit initiatives in England and Wales: over 1300 people participated during a two-year period. Given that time credits are referenced in the Social Services & Wellbeing Act and in Prudent Healthcare as a key approach to co-produced and citizen-led services, this report couldn’t be more timely. Headline figures are impressive: 65% of participants said that their quality of life had improved; […]

Building Community Capacity: Evidence, efficiency and cost-effectiveness (quote)

“Evidence suggests that improved community connections can lead to better health and wellbeing and has economic benefits too. At a time of budget constraints, it is therefore particularly important to support community inclusion and active participation. The report Building Community Capacity: Evidence, efficiency and cost-effectiveness briefly draws together some of the evidence that Think Local Act Personal is aware contributes to this business case. There are some fundamental lessons to learn about the health-preserving effects […]

Commissioning relationship-centred care in Essex: an evaluation

How can local authority commissioners work with the care home sector to ensure older people consistently receive high-quality, relationship-centred care? This report reviews the improvements Essex County Council made to the commissioning of its care home services for older people. It evaluates the implementation and outcomes of the My Home Life Essex programme, introduced to improve the relationship between commissioners and care home providers, and to enable care home managers to focus on providing relationship-centred […]