We are a movement.

We want a fairer and more sustainable
Wales where everyone has a voice.

We share power and work together to bring positive change to our public services and communities; and to contribute to the laws that shape our society.

Events and sharing

Local and regional forum events to connect with others, share learning, challenges and stories

Training and support

New skills, techniques, advice, mentoring and practices for you to begin, or do better co-production

Toolkits and resources

A knowledge base of useful tools, techniques, and practical information to use and contribute to

Evidence and research

Growing the evidence base and range of methodologies through applied research

Influencing policy

Coming together as a strong collective voice to influence the socio-political landscape

Who we are

The Co-production Network for Wales
is an inclusive, member-led network
of doers and thinkers who inspire
and empower one another.

From our humble origins in 2012 as a voluntary endeavour by two women at a kitchen table, we have grown into a fully funded Big Lottery supported project. Along the way we carried out research, organised events, campaigned to influence legislation, and delivered training and consultancy. We have connected with thousands of inspiring, positive, hands-on people making change happen everywhere.

These days, we are a network of change makers supporting one another to do more and better co-production, through events, resources, evidence, mentoring and training; and gathering our collective voice to contribute to the laws that make Wales a more enabling state.

We are citizens, volunteers, service users, carers, community leaders, professionals, researchers, academics, civil servants, government people, policy makers, directors, managers, frontline workers - and co-production champions all.

The definition of co-production that we work to is: an asset-based approach to public services which enables citizens and professionals to share power and work together in equal and reciprocal relationships.

Co-production is underpinned by a set of principles:

  • valuing all participants, and building on our strengths
  • developing networks of support
  • doing what matters for the people involved
  • building relationships of trust, sharing power
  • people can be change makers, and organisations enable this
The core team

 

We support the Network members, coordinate events, connect with supportive partner organisations, and help the membership to grow in numbers, in capacity, and in collective voice.

Noreen Blanluet

Noreen Blanluet

Director
07877 038 084
[email protected]
Rachel Wolfendale

Rachel Wolfendale

Co-ordinator
07748 388 505
[email protected]
Taela-mae Davies

Taela-mae Davies

Co-ordinator
[email protected]
(on maternity leave)
Our patrons
Pr. Edgar Cahn

Pr. Edgar Cahn

American distinguished legal professor, the father of timebanking and author of “No More Throwaway People: The Coproduction Imperative”.
Dr. Julian Tudor Hart

Dr. Julian Tudor Hart

One of the most influential GPs in the UK, his work over 30 years changed the clinical approach of the NHS; author of “The Inverse Care Law”.

Our advisory group

A collective of members who support the Network with expert advice. Six of the Advisory Group members also sit on the Project Board and deal with governance, accountability and delivery.
Wendy Keay-Bright

Wendy Keay-Bright

South East Wales | Professional

South East Wales, Professional

Usha Ladwa-Thomas

Usha Ladwa-Thomas

South East Wales | Professional

South East Wales, Professional

Siobhan Hayward

Siobhan Hayward

South East Wales, Professional

South East Wales, Professional

Simon Pickthall

Simon Pickthall

South East Wales | Professional

South East Wales, Professional

Simon James

Simon James

South East Wales | Citizen and Professional

South East Wales, Citizen and Professional

Ruth Dineen

Ruth Dineen

South East Wales | Citizen and Professional

South East Wales, Citizen and Professional

Rob Roffe

Rob Roffe

South East Wales | Observer

South East Wales, Observer

Rick Wilson

Rick Wilson

South West Wales | Citizen and Professional

South West Wales, Citizen and Professional

Richenda Leonard

Richenda Leonard

South West Wales, Professional

South West Wales, Professional

Pam Luckock

Pam Luckock

North Wales | Citizen and Professional

North Wales, Citizen and Professional

Nicola Blunden

Nicola Blunden

South East Wales, Professional and Researcher

South East Wales, Professional and Researcher

Nick Andrews

Nick Andrews

South West Wales | Carer, Professional and Researcher

South West Wales, Carer, Professional and Researcher

Mike Paramore

Mike Paramore

North Wales | Professional

North Wales, Professional

Martin O’Neill

Martin O’Neill

South East Wales | Researcher

South East Wales, Researcher

Maria Gallagher

Maria Gallagher

All Wales | Professional

All Wales, Professional

Maria Bell

Maria Bell

North Wales | Professional

North Wales, Professional

Mandy Williams

Mandy Williams

South East Wales | Professional

South East Wales, Professional

Mandy Tilston-Viney

Mandy Tilston-Viney

North Wales | Professional

North Wales, Professional

Julie Boothroyd

Julie Boothroyd

South East Wales | Professional

South East Wales, Professional

Judith Stone

Judith Stone

South East Wales | Professional

South East Wales, Professional

Jenny O’Hara Jakeway

Jenny O’Hara Jakeway

Mid Wales | Citizen and Professional

Mid Wales, Citizen and Professional

Grant Duncan

Grant Duncan

South West Wales | Citizen and Professional

South West Wales, Citizen and Professional

Gideon Calder

Gideon Calder

South West Wales | Researcher

South West Wales, Researcher

Dewi Smith

Dewi Smith

South East Wales | Professional

South East Wales, Professional

David Pritchard

David Pritchard

South East Wales | Professional

South East Wales, Professional

Dave Horton

Dave Horton

South East Wales | Professional

Dave Horton, South East Wales, Professional

Chris Jones

Chris Jones

South East Wales | Professional

South East Wales, Professional

Chris Bolton

Chris Bolton

South East Wales | Professional

South East Wales, Professional

Andrea Giordano

Andrea Giordano

South East Wales | Professional

South East Wales, Professional

Adrian Roper

Adrian Roper

South East Wales | Citizen and Professional

South East Wales, Citizen and Professional

Our membership

Membership of the Co-production Network for Wales is open to everyone who has an interest in co-production, whether they be citizens and volunteers, public service or third sector professionals at all levels, academics and researchers, local or national government officials and policy makers! And of course any combination of the above. You sign up as an individual, as long as you have a personal &/or professional interest in and commitment to co-production. Membership is free and all we ask is that you pledge to advancing co-production in any way that is right for you. We (the core staff and the community of practitioners who make up the Network membership) are on hand to support, share learning and practice, encourage and cheer you on! As a member, you benefit from:

  • Regional forum events in which to connect with other practitioners, showcase projects, share practice, solve challenges together, learn new tools and techniques, link up with potential partner projects
  • A searchable asset map of members to link up online and offline, across Wales and across sectors
  • Access to network members with specialist focus like training, facilitation, research, evidence, etc.
  • Using and contributing to resources, case studies and a growing evidence base
  • Training and skills development opportunities
  • Regular updates on the co-production landscape in Wales, including policy developments
  • Being a part of the collective voice to influence policy

Get involved

Join the network

Membership is free. All we ask is that you are committed to advancing co-production in Wales, in whatever way works for you.

Subscribe to news

We send out a monthly round-up of information and updates. Sign up to stay informed of co-production developments.

Contact the team

Drop us an email on [email protected]
Send us a postcard at: Unit 5 Coopers' Yard, Curran Road, Cardiff CF10 5NB

Calendar

  1. Jun 27

    Delivering engagement that works for diverse communities in Wales – end of project conference

    Diverse Cymru and C3SC have been running a project to understand barriers diverse communities face to involvement, funded by the […]

  2. Jul 03

    Bevan Commission International Conference 2018

    20% off early-bird bookings (until end of May 2018) In celebration of 70 years of the NHS this conference will explore […]

  3. Jul 04

    A Day of Exploring Co-production- Day and Employment Opportunities

    Wrexham Day and Employment Opportunities are holding our first open event during National Co-production Week to explore the benefits of […]

  4. Jul 05

    All in this together: A Celebration of Co-production

    All in this Together: A Celebration of Co-production in Wales. A national conference organised by the Co-production Network for Wales. […]

The Network organises local and national events across Wales for members to connect, share and learn. Check out our event listings to find one near you.

We are always keen to hear from members who wish to co-host a local or regional event! Get in touch with the team on [email protected]

Do you have an event of your own that you want to tell the co-production community about? Submit the details so we can display it on the calendar and spread the word through the newsletter. Click here for the event details form.

 

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