We need to talk about “lived experience”
Lived experience is essential to co-production, but do we treat those who share their stories with us ethically? True co-production needs long-term thinking, proper support and the creation of opportunities for people who have experienced multiple disadvantage, argues co-production advisor Isaac Samuels in this powerful guest blog.
I’m With Sam: Tackling learning disability hate crime with Dimensions
Learning disability hate crime is a problem that is under-reported but can have a huge impact on victims. Dimensions' #ImWithSam campaign is led by an expert with lived experience and takes a multi-pronged approach to the problem. They support victims, raise awareness, train police forces, work with the CPS and influence policy to improve reporting, convictions and ensure victims are taken seriously.
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Ideas Alliance and People’s Voice Media awarded National Lottery funding for Co-production Project
We are delighted to announce that we've been awarded funding through The National Lottery Community Fund for a three-year co-production project alongside People’s Voice Media.
Co-Production Collective: a new co-pro community
It’s no secret that we’re big champions of co-production here at the Ideas Alliance. So when we heard about Co-Production Collective, a new co-produced community of co-producers, we just had to find out more!
The dark side of collaboration
A sobering thought piece by experienced public sector worker Christina Ashworth on how we need to deliberately and mindfully choose to be more radical and face up to past tokenistic consultation and citizen involvement that can do more harm than good.
Covid Considerations: we need to change the way we ‘do’ grant giving
After thirty years experience working in the charitable sector, Covid-19 has made Bex Clarkson question whether the charity model is working. She wants us to use this moment to do more than tinker around the edges.
Sex and Cancer
Sarah Davis and Emma Qunital from Macmillan's London Cancer Community share their story of starting a project to support people whose sex lives have been affected by cancer or treatment and how lockdown has affected their plans.
Regional Leadership for Empowered Communities and Personalised Care Programme: another opportunity to participate
Leadership for Empowered Communities announce a series of regional leadership programmes for the Personalised Care NHS plan. Find out how to participate.
Data for the people: a co-designed solution
The Bristol Approach empowers people to use tech and data through a model for collecting public information that is inclusive, transparent and relevant.
In conversation with Tony Cealy: Theatre Practitioner, Cultural Producer, Activist.
We sat down with pionneering cultural producer Tony Cealy to hear about his community drama and radio projects which help people engage with social issues.
Leadership for Empowered Communities and Personalised Care: An Opportunity to Participate
Leadership for Empowered Communities & Personalised Care is the perfect opportunity to learn about co-production, systems change, and leadership.
Meetings and events – turning coproduction rhetoric into reality
Linda Hutchinson shares her experiences and a list of tips to help ensure that meetings and events positively contribute to your co-production practice.