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Category: 10. Supporting tools

Tools and methods to help you “do” co-production

Psychologically Informed Environments – PIE

Blog post on why PIE is useful to the front-line of organisations dealing with homelessness. https://www.homeless.org.uk/connect/blogs/2017/feb/08/why-pie-rationale-for-psychologically-informed-environments 2. A useful guide on how to implement PIE by Westminster City Council. http://meam.org.uk/2015/10/28/new-resource-on-psychologically-informed-environments/ 3. Summary of an article on implementing PIE into a young persons homeless shelter and the impact it made to interactions between staff and those using the service. https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/HCS-12-2013-0024 4. A link page to a number of guides on how to implement both PIE and […]

Tools for evaluation

Participatory video & most significant change.  A useful tool to evaluate certain instances of co-production. https://insightshare.org/resources/participatory-video-and-the-most-significant-change/     Most Significant Change: “The Most Significant Change (MSC) technique is a form of participatory monitoring and evaluation. It is participatory because many project stakeholders are involved both in deciding the sorts of change to be recorded and in analysing the data. It is a form of monitoring because it occurs throughout the programme cycle and provides information to help […]

Reflection questions (by the Satori Lab)

The Satori Lab work to help people in the public sector and other public value organisations to change their culture. They have produced these excellent reflection questions that they occasionally hand out on a postcard (particularly in their workshops) and if you contact them and ask nicely they might send you one in the post. The questions are: what did I learn? how will I behave differently? what held me back? what surprised me? what got […]

Revaluation: A participative approach to measuring and making change.

A summary of the new process of Revaluation making Evaluation an integral part of the provision of services. “Revaluation is best suited to contexts in which complexity is acknowledged, such that “what is going on?” is recognised as a good opening question. When subsequent questions relate to the value of that activity (eg “what is good?”, “what matters?”, or “what is the best thing…?”), then Revaluation can help bring actors together to achieve shared outcomes.”  https://www.cecan.ac.uk/sites/default/files/2018-01/07%20-%20Revaluation%20%28online%29.pdf

Community Circles

A write up by Helen Sharp in the Ideas Hub website: “Community Circles help people be happier, healthier and more connected with the support of those around them. This is a concept that the Ideas Hub has championed through sharing many stories and case studies, such as Keyring and SolvaCare. Community Circles help to create a circle of support around someone for a particular purpose; it may be to meet new people, get practical support, feel stronger, […]

The Place Standard: how good is our place?

The Place Standard is a free tool (originally developed in Scotland) which offers a way of helping to get conversations going about any place (it could be your street or neighbourhood), by using some simple questions. It allows you to think about physical elements like buildings and transport links, as well as social aspects like whether people feel they have a say in decision making. The Place Standard is a tool that brings citizens together […]

Civic tech: digital tools for citizen involvement

“Civic technology, or civic tech for short, is technology that enables engagement, participation or enhances the relationship between the people and government by enhancing citizen communications and public decision, improving government delivery of service, and infrastructure.” – Wikipedia With thanks to WCVA for the shortlist and analysis of functionalities – the table falls off the page on the website so please click through to this spreadsheet to see the details! Most of these are designed specifically with […]

Citizens assemblies

Citizens assemblies are a type of mini public. All round they’re a good way to involve people in decision making. Alliance for Useful Evidence’s report sets out the major challenges that mini-publics must confront and draws out key lessons on how mini-publics can address these challenges and have real impact on policy. Find it here: https://www.alliance4usefulevidence.org/publication/evidence-vs-democracy/  

Community visioning

Some details on community visioning from Pennsylvania Land Trust: “Community visioning is a planning tool that enables residents, business owners, local institutions, and other stakeholders to have a voice in the decision-making process in their community. A community visioning statement will communicate the goals and priorities of the community and ideally inform future planning documents, regulations, and future development.” Read the full pages.  

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