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The many shades of co-produced evidence, Pippa Coutts (Carnegie UK)

“Co-production of evidence is a process by which evidence is generated by the equal and reciprocal participation in research activities by academic and other partners. This briefing paper teases out the challenges and opportunities around co-producing evidence appropriate to participatory social policy and practice, and increasing people’s control within communities and services.” The Carnegie Trust’s Evidence into Policy and Practice work explores how jurisdictions, sectors, people and professionals, can work together to produce and use evidence […]

InterAction: How can academics and the third sector work together to influence policy and practice

In this report Carnegie Fellow Professor Mark Shucksmith argues that to make an impact on social policy universities must work more closely with civil society.  The report: explores the different approaches of both sectors to knowledge and evidence; investigates the obstacles and challenges to collaboration; highlights examples of successful interactions; and makes a series of recommendations to those in the third sector, academia and the research funding councils as to how more positive collaboration can […]

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 […]

Eradicating homelessness in Finland

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 […]

Guide: Evidence for Success

The guide offers easy to follow, step-by-step guidance and resources to support organisations to use evidence to influence policy and practice.  It is for anyone who wants to use evidence to improve policy and practice, regardless of the level of experience they have in doing so.  Therefore, it is intended that this guide will also be of value to a wide range of stakeholders, including: practitioners, service managers, funders and commissioners, and policy makers and […]

A Healthier Wales: our Plan for Health and Social Care

This plan was developed in response to the Parliamentary Review report (below). It sets out a long term future vision of a “whole system approach to health and social care”, which is focussed on health and wellbeing, and on preventing illness. Find it here: https://gov.wales/topics/health/publications/healthier-wales/?lang=en Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care in Wales An expert panel was set up to undertake a review of health and social care, in line with the commitment given by the First […]

The SSWB Act and the WBFG Act

Strange bedfellows – or cut from the same cloth? The WGLA commissioned this this ‘think piece’ from Alan Netherwood on the links between the Well-being of Future Generations Act and the Social Services and Well-being Act. This sets out ways in which work to be undertaken for each Act relates to each other, including assessments and timescales etc. (December 2015) Find it here.  

Books on co-production

Co-production in the Public Sector: Experiences and Challenges, by Mariagrazia Fugini, Enrico Bracci, Mariafrancesca Sicilia  This book examines the various ways in which co-production can contribute to the creation, design, and delivery of public services, namely by engaging the expertise of users and their networks, by promoting public services that are better targeted and more responsive to users, by cutting costs against the background of austerity in public finance, by creating a synergy between government and civil society that […]

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