A discussion of the issues facing the adoption of Co-Production through examination of the successes so far. https://media.nesta.org.uk/documents/public_services_inside_out.pdf
Video About timebanking by Transition Times (4’51) The new wealth of time: how timebanking helps people build better public services This 2008 new economics foundation (nef) report introduces a useful typology of time-banking and develops the case for time-banking as part of the new paradigm for public services. It includes a case study section on the use of time banks in improving mental health. https://neweconomics.org/2008/03/new-wealth-time We are collating the information for this section – […]
Justin Davis Smith, Executive Director of Volunteering and Development at NCVO, writes about timebanking the Spice way in this blog post. Original post on the NCVO blog.
This is the Spice evaluation of the impact of co-production across a range of time-credit initiatives in England and Wales: over 1300 people participated during a two-year period. Given that time credits are referenced in the Social Services & Wellbeing Act and in Prudent Healthcare as a key approach to co-produced and citizen-led services, this report couldn’t be more timely. Headline figures are impressive: 65% of participants said that their quality of life had improved; […]
Cheryl Hughes and the Ely time credits Cheryl is in her mid-40s and is from Ely, a large housing estate on the outskirts of Cardiff. She comes from a large family and has 3 children, the youngest of whom are now teenagers. She has never worked as her priority was to give her children a good upbringing. Cheryl first became involved with the Ely time credits project by taking part in some local community cleanup […]