Author: Noreen Blanluet

Guest appearance on the Community Catalysts podcast [audio]

I was invited to join the Community Catalysts “Changing it up!” podcast for one episode as a guest, and I talked with Nick Sinclair and Clenton Farquharson about co-production, inequality, systemic change and a bunch of related stuff. It was lovely to have time to reflect and exchange thoughts. It’s a half hour episode and you can find it here (also on spotify, and I think also wherever you find your podcasts!) Podcast series: ‘Changing […]

Nov20: The context for Welsh public services (focus on PSBs)

In November 2020 we (at the Co-production Network for Wales) put together a proposal to do some co-production and involvement development work with some of the Public Services Boards (PSBs). As part of the proposal we spoke to a number of people and combed through many reports and publications, to put together a sort of “state of public services” with a specific focus on PSBs. We thought it might be useful so here it is […]

Co-production, involvement & people-centred practice

On 29th June 2020 Noreen did a webinar for the HMPPS Insights2020 festival. The slides and the transcript are available here. We’re getting some really good feedback on the content for this one. Just for reference: the slides the audio recording the transcript of the audio   (Copy of the link content, for safekeeping!) On 29th June, I hosted an Insights event on co-production, involvement and people-centred practice. For those of you who could not […]

Six essential mindsets (by Kelly Ann McKercher)

Kelly Ann McKercher, who works in Australia as Beyond Sticky Notes, has collated 6 essential mindsets for co-design, which apply very much across the co-production spectrum: Elevating lived experience Curiosity Hospitality Being in the grey Learning through doing Valuing many perspectives Read the details on their website over here: https://www.beyondstickynotes.com/mindsets-for-codesign  

What is co-design and co-production (by Kelly Ann McKercher)

Kelly Ann McKercher, who works in Australia as Beyond Sticky Notes, has put together this BRILLIANT overview of what co-production and co-design are. We can’t recommend it highly enough. It’s got helpful diagrams and downloadable posters, and a lot of wisdom – it talks about power, relationships, and curiosity, as well as a scale of approaches from transactional to transformational (look below for a snippet), and plenty more. Covers all aspects. Honestly we love it […]

Measuring person-centred care: a simple co-produced tool

PUTTING PEOPLE AT THE HEART OF COMMUNITY CARE The PERCCI (pronounced ‘Percy’) allows care providers and the people they support to understand the quality of care and how it is being experienced. It is based on rigorous University research and evidence, and evaluates three established principles of person-centred care: understanding the person involving people in decisions about their care building positive care relationships The tool asks 12 simple questions – designed in full partnership with people with experience of using care services. […]

Measurement for Learning: A Different Approach to Improvement

john Burgoyne writes on the Centre for Public Impact website. Read the full article here. We propose a way of thinking that acknowledges that: Collecting data through measurement is useful, as it allows us to better understand problems we face and our progress The problems we face are complex in nature, however, so holding people accountable to metrics beyond their control is not helpful Measurement should not be used for top-down control, but rather to learn […]

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