Courage in Co-Production: A Day Festival
The Not Another Co-Production Festival took place at Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry on Tuesday 5 July. This special event, the first of its kind, a celebration and culmination of a year’s work in Manchester, lived up to its name of co-production as happenings and conversations evolved during the day. In the spirit of embracing principles of co-production we…
Co-Production: What is it, exactly?
Linda, Elephants Trail Rochdale Co-Worker, part of the Not Another Co-Production Festival on Tuesday 5 July in Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry shared some of the history of co-production with visitors. If you are curious about co-production, read on for Linda’s explanation. What is co-production and when did it first appear? Co-production is a method of working, where providers…
Rebuilding Community Connections with Not Another Co-Production Project￼
Helen Sturman, Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire Area Development Manager for Parkinson’s UK, shares her experience of being new in the job when joining Not Another Co-Production Project. She outlines the importance of flexibility when rebuilding community connections with people with long-term health conditions, and how co-production values the range of life experiences, knowledge and skills that people can bring. …
Not Another Co-Production Festival
It’s almost one year since we began our Not Another Co-Production Project and it’s time to celebrate all the amazing work that’s been happening with our partner organisations in Greater Manchester. And to help us celebrate, we’d like to invite you to join us at our Not Another Co-Production Festival! The first of its kind anywhere. We are working with…
Bridges Project: Co-production with young people in Scotland
For almost 40 years, Bridges Project has been supporting some of the most vulnerable young people in Midlothian and East Lothian in Scotland. For some, working with Bridges Project is the first time they’ve had a supportive adult in their lives. “A lot of our clients have said they feel like no one has shown faith in them, or believed…
Clarissa on tour: A film created to improve the health of people affected by homelessness
During the autumn of 2021, Ideas Alliance teamed up with Groundswell to present a series of live screenings of Clarissa, a film created to help share the experiences of people affected by homelessness while accessing healthcare. The audience was made up of invited healthcare practitioners, NHS staff and staff working in homelessness support services, who all play a vital role in engaging…
100 Day Challenge: re-thinking day opportunities for people with learning disabilities in Greenwich
Supporting collaboration and innovation between the council, people with learning disabilities and their families, providers and supporters to kickstart change in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, London.
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.
, Learning Disabilities
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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.