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Seeing is Believing - Co-production Catalogue from Wales

Added by Ruth Dineen under Tools & Methods

Thanks for these great resources - here's a home-grown one from Wales to add to the mix...

21 cross-sector case studies, an explanation of what co-pro is and isn't and a pile of reports, tools and links.

Seeing is Believing: co-production catalogue from Wales http://www.goodpractice.wales/co-production-catalogue-from-wales

Hope you enjoy it...thanks for continuing to inspire us.

Cheers, Ruth (Co-production Wales)

PS the link to our website is incorrect - here's the right one...

https://allinthistogetherwales.wordpress.com/


Year of the Dad – creating positive cultural change through co-production

Added by ciaramaguirescdc under Values & Principles

Co production blog Douglas Guest Head of Programmes at Fathers Network Scotland

 

I like this quote from the co-production website. It says:

‘Co-production is about combining our mutual strengths and capacities so that we can work with one another on an equal basis to achieve positive change’ Scottish Community Development Centre

Why? Because it spells out what we are trying to achieve with Year of the Dad.

What is it?

2016 is Scotland’s Year of the Dad... a celebration of fatherhood and the importance of fathers in child development and parenting

Research overwhelmingly shows how children and women benefit from the positive involvement of fathers, and yet child and family services often overlook fathers – whilst many employers still see part-time and flexible working as something for women in their role as carers or ‘working mothers’.

That’s why I like the words ‘on an equal basis’ from the quote above. We believe that we are doing gender equality from the other end. If dads work flexibly, maybe part-time working will be valued more.

Presenteeism, the rewarding or the expectation of long hours to get ahead in the job market rather than what and how you do your job, might be deprioritised. If dads do more nurturing and caring gender segregation will be challenged in the early years and we will encourage more men to become the positive male role models our nurseries and primary schools need. Supporting dads supports mums to have more career choices and evidence suggests will help to close the gender pay gap if dads share equally the domestic contract.

So Year of the Dad is a rallying call to both services and employers to step up their engagement of fathers and embrace the importance of family-friendly, inclusive practice across Scotland. 

Ultimately we want individuals and organisations to:

  • Understand the full potential of fathers in society and the benefits and myths across Scottish society.

  • Adopt and share better practice in order to harness the potential of fathers roles

  • Embrace and implement changes at an individual, community, and organisational level to create a Scotland which is the best place for children to grow up in.

    For more information – ask for our Fact sheet

Co-production

Creating positive cultural change doesn’t happen over night and it can’t be the sole responsibility of one organisation. Year of the Dad needs people to believe in it, to take it up and to develop it. That’s why collaboration and co-production are at the heart of this campaign.

How will we do this?

We’d like you to get involved in any way you can.

To promote Year of the Dad we are running regional roadshows and have monies to help meet the costs of community activity. We are producing resources for champions, and actively seeking a wide range of collaboration opportunities and partnerships. We are eager to meet and present - equally to enable others to do this.

We are also developing a Dads Charter (a series of commitments we’d like as many service providers & employers across Scotland to sign up to) and want this to be co-produced by as many as possible, so the impact can be deep and wide.

The first opportunity is a Charter co-production workshop on 25th August in Edinburgh, then a stakeholder workshop in September where we will share and develop our plans so far. We are very open to more workshops or individual meetings.

We want your help to build a movement that includes all and allows conversations to be far ranging. We understand we need bottom up support and activity and equally top down policy support and changes. The aim is to make Scotland the best place in the world to grow up and the best place to be a parent.

Year of the Dad will go beyond service provider and service user to cover policy, employment practice and what individuals can do and lever – to use Margaret Mead’s inspiring words that often enable all in community development and culture change to make real impact:

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has”.

This has been at the heart of the development of Fathers Network Scotland from a small band of committed volunteers. Board members with ideas and passion, but no resources, to a leading national organisation with the support of Scottish Government developing and co-producing a national campaign to improve the wellbeing of dads, mums, and children - thus families across Scotland.

This needs to be done with all in Scottish society not to. Co-created is co-owned and the heart of co-production in my eyes.

Help us paint this canvas www.yearofthedad.org or contact me on douglas@fathersnetworkscotland.org.uk

Year of the Dad – creating positive cultural change through co-production

Added by ciaramaguirescdc under General Chat,Values & Principles

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Co production blog Douglas Guest Head of Programmes at Fathers Network Scotland

 I like this quote from the co-production website. It says:

‘Co-production is about combining our mutual strengths and capacities so that we can work with one another on an equal basis to achieve positive change’ Scottish Community Development Centre

Why? Because it spells out what we are trying to achieve with Year of the Dad.

What is it?

2016 is Scotland’s Year of the Dad... a celebration of fatherhood and the importance of fathers in child development and parenting

Research overwhelmingly shows how children and women benefit from the positive involvement of fathers, and yet child and family services often overlook fathers – whilst many employers still see part-time and flexible working as something for women in their role as carers or ‘working mothers’.

That’s why I like the words ‘on an equal basis’ from the quote above. We believe that we are doing gender equality from the other end. If dads work flexibly, maybe part-time working will be valued more.

Presenteeism, the rewarding or the expectation of long hours to get ahead in the job market rather than what and how you do your job, might be deprioritised. If dads do more nurturing and caring gender segregation will be challenged in the early years and we will encourage more men to become the positive male role models our nurseries and primary schools need. Supporting dads supports mums to have more career choices and evidence suggests will help to close the gender pay gap if dads share equally the domestic contract.

So Year of the Dad is a rallying call to both services and employers to step up their engagement of fathers and embrace the importance of family-friendly, inclusive practice across Scotland. 

Ultimately we want individuals and organisations to:

  • Understand the full potential of fathers in society and the benefits and myths across Scottish society.

  • Adopt and share better practice in order to harness the potential of fathers roles

  • Embrace and implement changes at an individual, community, and organisational level to create a Scotland which is the best place for children to grow up in.

For more information – ask for our Fact sheet

Co-production

Creating positive cultural change doesn’t happen over night and it can’t be the sole responsibility of one organisation. Year of the Dad needs people to believe in it, to take it up and to develop it. That’s why collaboration and co-production are at the heart of this campaign.

How will we do this?

We’d like you to get involved in any way you can.

To promote Year of the Dad we are running regional roadshows and have monies to help meet the costs of community activity. We are producing resources for champions, and actively seeking a wide range of collaboration opportunities and partnerships. We are eager to meet and present - equally to enable others to do this.

We are also developing a Dads Charter (a series of commitments we’d like as many service providers & employers across Scotland to sign up to) and want this to be co-produced by as many as possible, so the impact can be deep and wide.

The first opportunity is a Charter co-production workshop on 25th August in Edinburgh, then a stakeholder workshop in September where we will share and develop our plans so far. We are very open to more workshops or individual meetings.

We want your help to build a movement that includes all and allows conversations to be far ranging. We understand we need bottom up support and activity and equally top down policy support and changes. The aim is to make Scotland the best place in the world to grow up and the best place to be a parent.

Year of the Dad will go beyond service provider and service user to cover policy, employment practice and what individuals can do and lever – to use Margaret Mead’s inspiring words that often enable all in community development and culture change to make real impact:

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has”.

This has been at the heart of the development of Fathers Network Scotland from a small band of committed volunteers. Board members with ideas and passion, but no resources, to a leading national organisation with the support of Scottish Government developing and co-producing a national campaign to improve the wellbeing of dads, mums, and children - thus families across Scotland.

This needs to be done with all in Scottish society not to. Co-created is co-owned and the heart of co-production in my eyes.

Help us paint this canvas www.yearofthedad.org or contact me on douglas@fathersnetworkscotland.org.uk

Community Led Co-production Learning Event

Added by Paul Ballantyne

Good event at Perth at the end of last month on the above topic. Around 25 folk there and an interesting range of views.....but mostly third sector, so well done you guys from Edinburgh City Council for coming along and contributing!

Things that jumped out at me were: need to be practical in our focus and help people see what "community-led" looks like in practice; tools are helpful but shouldn't become an end in their own right; and that co-production can happen throughout the whole process of commissioning, delivering and evaluating services.

Hope we can continue to focus on this theme during the year and looking forward to seeing how this and other key topics are picked up at the annual event in Glasgow on 12th May.

Anyone interested in the presentation at the Perth event can find them below:

SCN introduction and Paul Ballantyne presentation

Grassroots Project Presentation

Lower Deeside project

Paul

It’s time to walk the talk - 4th National Co-production Conference 2015

Added by samjordan

Registrations to attend have now closed.


It’s time to walk the talk – making
co-production the way Scotland works


4th National Co-production Conference 2015
Tuesday 12th May 2015

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

You are invited to register your interest in attending and contributing to this year's national conference.

Across Scotland people and communities are continuing to work with local services to achieve positive change through co-production. This year’s 4th National Co-production Conference aims to help us bring it all together, learn from each other and plan for the future.

Once again the conference will be brimming over with activities, work sessions, training opportunities, discussions and debates.

How to register to attend

This is a free event, with everyone welcome. In previous years we have been oversubscribed so please register your interest early.

We are particularly keen for the conference to hear from groups of people with lived experience of co-production. We are happy to support the attendance of local or unfunded groups – get in touch to discuss.

Click here to register your interest

We will confirm attendance after 20th April to allow us to hold places for some groups we are targeting.

Call out for proposals to contribute to the conference

We invite you to submit your proposal for how you can contribute. We want contributions to go toward the overall aims of the conference and have agreed some key themes – more details via the link below. Don’t be put off if your ideas don’t fit our themes, we are happy to discuss your suggestions.

We are really keen to receive proposals or suggestions which involve or are led by people with lived experience of co-production, either in design or delivery. 

Click here to contribute your ideas

The deadline for conference submissions is Friday 3rd April 2015.

This conference has been planned and delivered by the Scottish Co-production Network, the Joint Improvement Team, The ALLIANCE, the Scottish Recovery Network and Scottish Homelessness Involvement & Empowerment Network, and others.

Learning event: Community led co-production, 27th March 2015

Added by samjordan

 Community led co-production – what does it look like and how do we support it?

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Scottish Co-production Network – Learning Event
Friday, 27th March 2015: 1030 – 1330
Perth Concert Hall, Perth

This half day event will provide an opportunity to share ideas and learn from people’s experience of community led co-production.

It will include:

  • Contributions from community members actively involved in co-production
  • Practitioner experiences on the opportunities and challenges faced in responding to and supporting community led approaches
  • Sharing lessons and learning that can apply to individual practitioners as well as organisations
  • Developing ideas on how the Network can support such approaches in the future

To register for this event please
click here and enter your details
.

We would love to have network members contribute their own ideas, skills and experience at the event. If you can help in this respect then contact Paul.Ballantyne@scdc.org.uk by Wednesday, 11th March and he will discuss this in more detail with you.

We look forward to seeing some of you on the day!