Co-production for Sustainability (2012 – 2032) The Welsh Government’s Sustainable Development Change Programme began in May 2012. It is intended to support behavioural and culture change among civil servants in the Welsh Government. The programme has championed co-production and made use of co-production techniques since it started. One of the first Quick Tips (that you can see on the website) was about how to start to co-produce, followed later by Quick Tips on coaching for […]
Compassionate Communities UK (ongoing) The charity has been set up to implement the Compassionate City programme, as well as provide practice expertise in the public health approach to end of life care and embed it in health and social care education programmes. We also provide scientific evidence of effectiveness and a source of evaluation expertise. Compassionate communities consist of naturally occurring supportive networks combined with the wealth of community resource to be found in neighbourhoods, […]
Dundee Urban Orchard (2013-17) Dundee Urban Orchard – otherwise known as DUO – is a city-wide art and horticulture project supporting individuals, community groups and cultural organisations to plant and care for small-scale orchards across Dundee. In addition to the practical benefits of enhancing biodiversity, accessing greenspace for community use and raising awareness of where food comes from, DUO celebrate the biodiversity and cultural diversity of Dundee through art workshops, exhibitions and peer-learning events. With […]
Valuing Different Perspectives (April 2014 – November 2015) The project sought to evaluate previous co-produced interventions produced by researchers and community organisations in the neighbourhood of Wester Hailes, west Edinburgh. In doing so, it also built in a comparison of academic-led and co-produced approaches to evaluating the outcomes of the previous co-produced outputs. This enabled a comparison of the usefulness of different types of knowledge that were produced. Additional outcomes included a co-produced report on […]
The Centre for Public Impact have been involved in Mobiliti, a co-design workshop aimed at building transportation solutions in US Cities. The principles of inclusive collaboration were applied to designing the future of transportation for cities. The co-design session led to the development of twenty transportation pilots, several of which received funding or a partnership within just weeks of being pitched. Follow the links for key lessons learned, lived experiences, and how to do it yourself.
With the Northern Hemisphere now firmly gripped by winter, the topic of homelessness cannot be ignored. In 2007, Finland’s government set themselves the ambitious target of halving long-term homelessness by 2011 and eradicating it by 2015. Even though Finland did not achieve this ambition in full, it made considerable progress in reducing the number of long-term homeless people, with the help of the Housing First programme. This achievement is particularly striking in the European context, where in most countries the numbers of homeless people […]
We’ve mentioned Mark Gamsu before. He writes a wide-ranging blog on all things related to local democracy and health. His latest post raises some critical issues… “So, system level organisations and agencies need to consider what they can be doing to strengthen citizen voice. This is where it gets really hard. A lot of the structures that operate at a system level are dominated (with the exception of local councillors) by professionals who speak on […]