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Community Development

The Compassionate, Creative, Co-productive Community Hubs Pilot Project 2016-2019 Interim Report A4W Innovation C.I.C. March 2018. Prepared by Mike Hotson, Sara Wentworth and Kate Naidoo “The theoretical idea is one thing, the putting of that initial construct into practice can be quite a different project as other peoples understanding, personal bias and habitual patterns come to the fore. It has not been all plain sailing by any stretch of the imagination. The project has taken a […]

Co-creation: ‘What works here doesn’t work there’ (Wildman, J.M. et al., 2019)

The significance of local context for a sustainable and replicable asset‐based community intervention aimed at promoting social interaction in later life Wildman, J.M., Valtorta, N., Moffatt, S. and Hanratty, B. (2019)   What is known about this topic: Asset‐based community approaches are increasingly being used to improve health and well‐being. Asset‐based programmes harness resources within communities with the aim of tackling locally rooted problems. Mapping local resources is the first stage in the development of […]

Research – evaluation of co-production

Valuing Different Perspectives (April 2014 – November 2015) The project sought to evaluate previous co-produced interventions produced by researchers and community organisations in the neighbourhood of Wester Hailes, west Edinburgh. In doing so, it also built in a comparison of academic-led and co-produced approaches to evaluating the outcomes of the previous co-produced outputs. This enabled a comparison of the usefulness of different types of knowledge that were produced. Additional outcomes included a co-produced report on […]

Research – social justice

Co-production and social injustice (2018-19) Co-production implies a collaborative approach to public service reform, whereby service-users and citizens are regarded as equal partners in each stage of the process. Underpinned by a philosophy which values individuals, communities and the virtues of social capital and reciprocity; co-production contrasts starkly with traditional, service-led, top-down ways of public service reform whereby decisions are made exclusively by those in positions of power. Instead, it is an approach which endorses […]