Urban Transformations Network Urban Transformations (UT) is an ESRC network, coordinated from the University of Oxford, showcasing research on cities. The UT portfolio represents over 80 research projects that engage with the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly urban world. The programme aims to address a wide range of stakeholders with a professional, public or political interest in cities, including members of the general public wishing to learn more about current academic debates on urban […]
Fun, Food, Folk: The Centrestage approach to dignified food provision (2016-2017) Centrestage charity is backed by the Centrestage Music Theatre CIC. It uses food and the arts to engage people, help to improve their life chances and (re)build communities. This research report is focused on Centrestage’s distinct food provision programme in some of the most deprived areas of North and East Ayrshire. It describes how Centrestage achieves impact, empowers individuals and communities, and draws lessons to inform […]
See also research – social care and research – social care (continued) See also research – health and research – health (continued) Building a Children’s Community for the West End of Newcastle (2015 – ongoing) A children’s community brings together a range of existing services in a specific geographical area to work in a co-ordinated way to tackle childhood advantage across all contexts in which children live and learn. There is evidence that […]
Keeping it Personal (January – December 2014) Keeping it Personal (KiP) is part of the People Powered Health & Wellbeing programme. Through the project we sought to understand how health and social care partnerships can support more person-centred and integrated practice when working in a way that focuses on people first. The KiP project was managed by Iriss. Over a 12-month period KiP brought together health and social care practitioners, people who access services and […]
This ‘at a glance’ briefing looks at benefit changes that can make it easier for people who use services and carers to get involved in paid co-production/participation in health and social care. The benefit rates quoted are correct at time of publication (January 2019). Permitted Work rates are now revised in April to put them in line with the rates for the new National Living Wage. Read the full briefing here.
The Open Government Partnership aims to bring citizens and government closer in policy-making, so have provided a lot of learnings on how to create opportunities for dialogue and participation since 2011. Their toolkit captures a multitude of these good practices and presents them to encourage further adoption and innovation and help government reformers and civil society partners alike in improving the quality and output of co-creation processes across OGP. Access the toolkit here.
How might patient involvement in healthcare quality improvement efforts work—A realist literature review ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Bergerum, C., Thor, J., Josefsson, K., and Wolmesjö, M. (2019) Health Expectations Abstract: This realist literature review, regarding active patient involvement in healthcare quality improvement (QI), seeks to identify possible mechanisms that contribute to success or failure. Furthermore, the paper outlines key considerations for organizing and supporting patient involvement in healthcare QI efforts. Two literature searches were performed. Altogether, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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