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The Buurtzorg Model

Buurtzorg, a pioneering healthcare organisation established in 2007, is a great example of how organisations can better meet citizens’ needs by adopting alternative management and governance approaches. At its heart is a patient-centred and holistic model, which relies on self-managed teams of nurses. Its achievements in the Netherlands are impressive: patient satisfaction rates are the highest of any healthcare organisation in the country, substantial financial savings have been made, and Buurtzorg continues to be a great place for employees. […]

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 […]

Case studies on the WCVA website

In the section of the WCVA website about the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014, three case studies are presented:   Case study: Early Help Hub, Flintshire This in-depth case study focuses on the development of the Early Help Hub, a multi-agency integrated Families First aligned response to provide support to families where there have been 2 or more Adverse Childhood Experiences and or where there has been an incident of domestic abuse, neglect or general issues, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Guide to co-production with older people

Co-production with Older People Guide  National Development Team for inclusion (NDTi) This paper sets out 7 principles to help local authorities and their partners, including local communities, work together and improve older people’s influence at all levels of service commissioning and delivery. Use this resource to provoke thinking about what underpins successful collaboration with older people for a range of purposes. Includes helpful diagrams about how the 7 principles can be translated into practical steps, […]

Making the choice: early insights from up2us

Making the choice: early insights from up2us Slay J. (2011) A short report based on the early findings of an evaluation of a project initiated by the housing action charity HACT. Up2us is a pilot scheme running in partnership with six housing associations that are enabling people with support needs to gain more power and control over their lives by pooling their individual support and care budgets. It provides an in-depth example of the challenges of adopting a […]

Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

1. The full Government Act Welsh Government. 2014. Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/anaw/2014/4/contents   2. Getting in on the Act (Social Care Wales resources) To go alongside the introduction of the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act, the Care Council for Wales (now Social Care Wales) introduced an online resource for information and advice to allow organisations to implement the legislation into their work. This includes: Overview and awareness Principles of the Act Planning […]

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