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Getting things changed: disabled people’s organisations and co-production

‘Getting Things Changed’ was a large multi-centre programme of UK based research in Disability Studies, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council between 2015-2018. It was led by a team at the University of Bristol, with Disability Rights UK, the National Development Team for Inclusion and partners in three other universities. The report highlights the successes and challenges of a co-productive approach – refer particularly to the executive summary and introduction, and to the detail of chapter 9 (page 40) […]

Considering the realities and constraints in co-producing research

Discussion on this academic paper: Allen et al. (2018) Participatory research meets validated outcome measures: Tensions in the co‐production of social care evaluation DOI: 10.1111/spol.12468 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/spol.12468 Methods outline: This is a discussion of an Economic and Social Research Council-funded research project in which the collaborators sought to co-produce evidence about the relationship between the size of organisations and their performance in adult social care. With the ethos of co-producing research, eighteen people with lived experience of care […]

Guidance on co-producing a research project

A publication about research in health, by INVOLVE and the NHS National Insitute for Health Research: “Co-producing a research project is an approach in which researchers, practitioners and the public work together, sharing power and responsibility from the start to the end of the project, including the generation of knowledge. This guidance is a first step in moving toward clarity about what we mean by co-producing a research project. It explains the key principles and […]

Academic research papers

Co-Production: A Literature Review and Environmental Scan Durham College, Municipality of Durham Social Services Department, (2016). Co-Production: A Literature Review and Environmental Scan. DURHAM COLLEGE & DURHAM REGION. https://durhamcollege.ca/wp-content/uploads/Final-Report-Co-production-Literature-Review-Env.-Scan-2016.pdf A useful “state of play” essay that acknowledges the many forms co-production can take and the challenges it faces – both in terms of application and evaluation. Also useful for links to scholarly works that examine the subject.   Activating Citizens to Participate in Collective Co-Production […]

Action research

Report: ARC – Action Research by, in and for Communities (a practical guide to Community-led Action Research) published by the Scottish Community Development Centre. This guide was developed by the Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) to help community and voluntary groups carry out research in and with their communities. The guide is based on our experience of developing and delivering 3 Community-led Action Research programmes between 2003 and 2011. These programmes culminated in over 90 groups […]

Holi: Co-production Inquiry Wales

Our purpose Our ambition is for Wales to be a global leader in researching co-production and co-producing research.  We are helping Wales achieve this by connecting people, sharing ideas, posing critical questions and developing projects. Who we are Holi is an evolving group of diverse people from across Wales with an interest in researching co-production, and co-producing research.  We come from various professional backgrounds: local councils, charities, universities, public services, campaigning groups and organisations working […]

No numbers without stories

This powerful and moving community research project from Scotland highlights the impact of the power imbalance between professionals and service-recipients (asylum-seekers in this instance) that undermines trust and lessens participants’ belief that their voices will actually be heard. The key messages are that community-led research should be focused around issues identified by the community, and that the people affected should be enabled to carry out the research and take action themselves. Crucially, they say, you […]

Co-production research

The Productive Margins initiative is a joint venture between Cardiff and Bristol University. “Community engagement needs radical re-design. All too often decision-making is top-down and decision makers do not adequately engage, deeming ‘community engagement’ a passive exercise. Communities are often only invited to comment on decisions which have already been made, leaving isolated and excluded communities feeling even more powerless, and adding to the dislocation between politicians and the electorate. Starting life in April 2013, the Productive […]

Academics should consult people

From an article by Mike Gulliver: “Academics should consult Deaf people before we plan to co-produce research with them. Surely?” “How can we think of a project, think that it’s an interesting idea, think that it’s a good idea for the community, think that we know how to set it up… and then write the proposal, get the funding… all without the community being involved, and then expect the community to gratefully leap into a ready […]