The policy and legislative move towards endorsing co-production in Wales started in the social care and health sectors, and has since widened to include all public services. It began as far back as 2011, and is still being emphasised today in all the key devolved policy documents. Sustainable Social Services for Wales: A Framework for Action (2011) stated that a better practice of co-production across public bodies would contribute to “a stronger citizen voice and […]
Measuring the Mountain is an initiative funded by Welsh Government. Report of a Citizens’ Jury The Citizens’ Jury took place between 24th and 27th September 2018. The report was drafted by Katie Cooke, Measuring the Mountain Project Manager and Rachel Iredale, Reader in Public Engagement at the University of South Wales, on behalf of the Jury and has been approved by all the Jurors. This report was finalised in January 2019 and published by the […]
Sally Rees has helpfully combed through all the Welsh legislation and extracted the following information about what it says about co-production and why it matters. Screenshots below, and click this link to download the pdf document.
1. The Government Act The Act will make the public bodies listed in the Act think more about the long term, work better with people and communities and each other, look to prevent problems and take a more joined-up approach. https://gov.wales/topics/people-and-communities/people/future-generations-act/?lang=en 2. The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act – All You Need To Know (WCVA website) This Act aims to create a secure, sustainable future for Wales. But how exactly will it do that, […]
Welsh Government Programme for government (2018) including Prosperity for All: the national strategy
We want to build a Wales that is healthy and active, prosperous and secure, ambitious and learning, and united and connected. Our Programme for Government, Taking Wales Forward, outlines the commitments we will deliver over the next 5 years to help drive improvement and make the biggest difference to the lives of everyone in Wales. Prosperity for All: the national strategy takes those commitments, places them in a long-term context, and sets out how they […]
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 […]
In 2015, Ruth Dineen (Co-production Wales) and Public Health Wales put together the Seeing is Believing Catalogue of co-production case studies from Wales. It is hosted on the Good Practice Wales website. This report is organised into: The case for co-production Co-production in practice: case studies from across Wales Audit Tools and practical guidance Networks and related websites You can download the full report or specific sections of interest here. The related Seeing is Believing workbook […]