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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 […]

Research – health (continued)

For research into health and co-production, see also the resources on the Involve (NIHR) website.     Optimising the impact of health services research on the organisation and delivery of health services: a study of embedded models of knowledge co-production in the NHS (January 2018-June 2020) The multi-method Embedded Research study aims to increase the influence of health services research in two main ways. First, we will develop the evidence base underpinning the nature and […]

Good things happening: a collection of articles

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

Research – planning

Co-creation Network (January 2017-December 2020) Part of the EU-funded Rise programme, Co-Creation is a new 4-year project that aims to bring together different actors, such as researchers, policymakers, residents and artists, to ‘co-create’ understanding about different urban neighbourhoods and to address disadvantage. The project has three main objectives: Firstly, we aim to develop an innovative conceptual framework for the analysis of socio-spatial segregation, including territorial stigmatisation, that integrates interdisciplinary theoretical approaches ranging from urban planning, […]

Co-production of research

Towards co-production in research with communities This review takes a cross-cutting perspective, aiming to advance the theory and practice of coproduction in research with communities. https://connected-communities.org/index.php/project_resources/towards-co-production-in-research-with-communities/ Nature: co-production of research A series of articles from a special issue of Nature From people with HIV selecting which trials get funded to smallholder farmers guiding weather monitoring, the people affected by research are increasingly getting involved in it. They are shaping how projects are conceived, supported, done, reviewed, […]

Health and wellbeing

This report provides 10 key points that can be implemented to improve, increase the health and wellbeing of people and communities. See the link below for a copy of the report: https://media.nesta.org.uk/documents/realising-the-value-ten-key-actions-to-put-people-and-communities-at-the-heart-of-health-and-wellbeing_0.pdf   This is the final report in a ongoing series, the other 8 are listed below: Making the Change – A report on behavioural factors within person & community centered approaches to health & wellbeing. https://media.nesta.org.uk/documents/making_the_change.rtv_.pdf 2. At the Heart of Health – […]

Place based working and/or localism

Building Collaborative Places: Infrastructure for System Change This report argues for the strengthening of ‘system infrastructure’ underpinning services to the public in a place. A great primer on place based working. Read it in full – from Collaborate. An opinion piece on place based working: The Neighborhood Is the Unit of Change, by David Brooks in the New York Times Also the Place Standard, a free tool to have conversations around a place. Check it out in this […]

Creating empowered and resilient communities

Carnegie UK, The Welsh Council for Voluntary Action and several other organisations have discussed the benefits of kindness in public policy and how this can translate into stronger and happier communities. Read the full reports: Resilient and empowered communities: A discussion paper: https://www.wcva.org.uk/media/5724839/res_comm_disc_e.pdf Empowering communities: https://www.wcva.org.uk/media/6140277/wcva_empowering_communities_report_final.pdf The place of kindness: https://d1ssu070pg2v9i.cloudfront.net/pex/carnegie_uk_trust/2017/07/LOW-RES-3110-Kindness-Overcoming-Risk-Report.pdf Kindness, emotions and human relationships: The blind spot in public policy: https://www.carnegieuktrust.org.uk/publications/kindness-emotions-and-human-relationships-the-blind-spot-in-public-policy/ Insights For A Better Way is a collection of stories, ideas and case studies […]

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