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.
Co-Production: What is it, exactly?
Linda Parsonage, Elephants Trail Rochdale Co-Worker, took to the stage at the Not Another Co-Production Festival on Tuesday 5 July in Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry to explain some of the background to co-production. If you are curious about co-production, read on for Linda's explanation.
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
Ideas Alliance host the first ever Not Another Co-Production Festival at The Science Museum in Manchester. For people who draw on care or support, service providers and community partners.
Bridges Project: Co-production with young people in Scotland
Scottish organisation for young people branches out into mental health support as a result of the growing need due to the pandemic.
Clarissa on tour: A film created to improve the health of people affected by homelessness
Find out about the health-inclusion issues raised in the Clarissa film to consider how small changes in practice or policy could create healthcare systems and experiences that work better for everyone.
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.
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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.