Mayday Trust completely overhauled their organisation and the way they treated homelessness and ended up providing a much better service for those in need. What Mayday believes, and will continue to inject into the discussions, is that the solution to homelessness will fundamentally not come from psychiatry, sociology, psychology, the housing sector – although all the focus and thinking at this time is invaluable. Instead change will come from listening to people, reflecting, getting to […]
Category: 03. Good practice
Stories of good things happening and inspirational items
This is how people can truly take back control: from the bottom up OPINION: George Monbiot The Guardian Our atomised communities can heal themselves. Through local initiatives we can regenerate our culture and make politics relevant again. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/08/take-back-control-bottom-up-communities Working with Gypsy Traveller and Roma communities NEWS AND EVENTS IRISS Exploring how co-production can equip social services with the cultural competency they need when working with Gypsy Traveller and Roma communities. https://www.iriss.org.uk/news/post-event-reports/2018/03/20/working-gypsy-traveller-and-roma-communities
This extensive resource is ImROC’s contribution to the discussion on what coproduction is. As we collated narrative accounts, and reflected on our learning over the last 7 years, it became clear that new ideas, opportunities and passion arise consistently from experiences of co-production on the ground. At a time when services are very stretched and conventional problem-solving approaches are outdated, working together as equals becomes a powerful force for connection and improvement. It reignites hope and […]
This report from the Public Service Transformation Academy sets out a series of case studies from 2018 in an attempt to usefully survey what transformation could mean in public services. Health and care integration, as well as digital delivery were identified most often as the most significant current transformation initiatives. The Wigan Deal was mentioned a number of times as being one of the best examples of transformation. Read the full report.
Details about United Welsh’ project to deliver a community wellbeing service on behalf of NHS Wales in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. www.unitedwelsh.com/blog/wellbeing4u/
An examination of how a devolved private care system creates a much more positive environment for those in its care. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/266160131_Organizational_innovation_and_integrated_care_Lessons_from_Buurtzorg PLEASE NOTE – this link provides an abstract of the relevant article. It is readily available to purchase from multiple outlets online.
Well Doncaster’s holistic approach to health looks beyond clinical care and tackling unhealthy behaviours. The organisation is a part of a national program of work by Public Health England and Manchester University in response to the Due North report’s findings around the health inequalities between the North and the South of England. The team’s interview with Ideas Hub gives lots of tidbits and advice that will help other organisations looking to create something similar or work in the […]
Simply put, this is everything the National Development Team for Inclusion has on co-production and associated practices: https://www.ndti.org.uk/tags/Coproduction
Welsh Women’s Aid is running a strengths-based, needs-led approach called Change That Last to help support domestic abuse survivors and their children. It prioritises listening and other strategies to provide help to women earlier and make sure its effects actually last. Read more about their work here: https://www.welshwomensaid.org.uk/what-we-do/our-approach-change-that-lasts/
This profile of Make it Better (a Cornish community interest charity for older people) explores just one of the ways we can fight social isolation – through arts participation. Read more: https://www.designcouncil.org.uk/resources/case-study/transform-ageing-arts-participation-creativity-can-make-it-better