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Research – social action and civic engagement

Enabling Social Action Programme. (March 2018 – March 2020) The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is working in partnership with the universities of Sheffield and Hull on Phase 2 of the Enabling Social Action programme. The programme aims to support local authority commissioners to co-design, co-produce and co-deliver services with local people, service users, and civil society organisations, and to embed social action in their routine working. The programme will include a […]

Buurtzorg: revolutionising home care in the Netherlands

Home care in the Netherlands is provided to the chronically ill, people with dementia, and individuals in need of end-of-life care following their discharge from hospital. It encompasses medical treatment and nursing services, such as dressing wounds and giving injections, as well as personal care such as help with taking a shower or guidance on coping with daily activities. Thus, home care is one of the most personal forms of healthcare. Buurtzorg was founded as […]

Research – social care (continued)

Service User and Carer stories in Social Work Education Educational & training resource, 2018 As part of its web-based resources, IRISS has collected a number of service-user and carer stories for use in social work education. They include examples of how universities can involve under-represented groups, role-play with service users, the usefulness (or otherwise) of inter-professional education for social workers, and community project collaborations. Keywords: service user stories, carer stories, social work education Showcasing community social […]

How we make a difference together

From the Co-production Scotland Network: Published in 2015, ‘Co-production – how we make a difference together’ is a suite of resources – videos, case studies and information to help spread understanding of co-production. It gives examples of the different ways in which co-production approaches can be used, but more than this, it draws together the principles of co-production and the practicalities of working in this way. This resource has been developed by the Scottish Co-production Network, the Joint […]

Case studies on the WCVA website

In the section of the WCVA website about the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014, three case studies are presented:   Case study: Early Help Hub, Flintshire This in-depth case study focuses on the development of the Early Help Hub, a multi-agency integrated Families First aligned response to provide support to families where there have been 2 or more Adverse Childhood Experiences and or where there has been an incident of domestic abuse, neglect or general issues, […]

Beyond engagement and participation: user and community co-production of public services

Bovaird, T. 2006. Beyond Engagement and Participation: User and Community Co-Production of Public Services. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION REVIEW. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1540-6210.2007.00773.x A helpful paper with illustrative case studies examining the different “types” of co-production and how issues may arise in the implementation. PLEASE NOTE – this link is to the articles abstract. The full paper can be purchased from multiple online sources.

Connected Communities Innovation Fund grantees

In September 2017, Nesta and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport launched the Connected Communities Innovation Fund. The fund focuses on how we can incorporate non-traditional modes of volunteering – often informal – to tap into the skills and experiences of people within communities. Here are 12 of the 16 grantees who have proposed innovations to mobilise many more people, and to support people and places to thrive, alongside public services. Read more about […]

Good Help Award finalists

The Good Help Award was launched in February 2018 as part of the release of the Nesta and Osca publication Good and bad help: how purpose and confidence transforms lives. This publication explores the difference between ‘good help’ – that supports people to feel hopeful, identify their own goals and confidently take action – and ‘bad help’ – that undermines people’s confidence, and creates dependency and inaction. Although ‘good help’ is well evidenced and core to how many organisations support people […]

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