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Research – social prescribing

All Wales Social Prescribing Research Network (April 2018 – March 2019) The Network aims to build the critical evidence for social prescribing in Wales working with academic partners, health and social care partners and third sector partners. It functions as a research platform to support the three communities of practice in North, West and East Wales, primarily through a virtual network but also with face-to-face events across Wales. We are aiming to explore the following […]

Research – social justice

Co-production and social injustice (2018-19) Co-production implies a collaborative approach to public service reform, whereby service-users and citizens are regarded as equal partners in each stage of the process. Underpinned by a philosophy which values individuals, communities and the virtues of social capital and reciprocity; co-production contrasts starkly with traditional, service-led, top-down ways of public service reform whereby decisions are made exclusively by those in positions of power. Instead, it is an approach which endorses […]

The Challenge of Co-Production (Boyle, D., 2009)

Discussion paper on the NESTA website: Boyle, D., 2009. The Challenge of Co-production: How Equal Partnerships Between Professionals and the Public are Crucial to Improving Public Services. NESTA. https://media.nesta.org.uk/documents/the_challenge_of_co-production.pdf A historical look at the reasons Co-Production has now become a viable method of service delivery. This paper highlights the role of co-production in addressing the crisis of reform in public services. It contains useful explanations of what co-production is, is not, and how it works. The […]