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All in this together: A Celebration of Co-production

July 5, 2018


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

Co-production enables public services and communities to grow in resilience and effectiveness, by taking an asset-based approach and drawing on the resources and expertise of all involved. Our annual national conference aims to celebrate the achievements of the Network and its members, but also to invite into conversation the organisations and bodies who we could assist with implementing the co-production aspects of recent Welsh legislation and policy.

Our objective is for this event to be inspiring in line with the Network’s vision of “a fairer, more sustainable Wales where everyone has a voice”, while setting the challenge of turning this into action. We will showcase the transformative potential of co-production through examples of practice and themed workshops, and it will be a practical learning and networking opportunity.

The day will include a keynote address from Huw Irranca-Davies, Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care; a moderated panel discussion; workshops examining the application of co-production in various areas of practice; a look back at what has been achieved so far and a look forward to the future. The workshop themes on offer are:

– How do we fund and commission co-production? (Andrew Brown, Big Lottery Fund)
– How do we do co-productive commissioning in social care? (Kelvin Jones & Adrian Bailey, Swansea Council for Voluntary Service & Huw Davies, Age Cymru Golden Thread Advocacy Programme)
– How do we overcome challenges and barriers to co-production? (Prof Tony Bovaird, Governance International)
– How do we use restorative approaches to build co-productive relationships? (Julia Houlston-Clark, Wales Restorative Approaches Partnership)
– How do we get local councillors more involved in co-production? (Dr Dave Mckenna, publicgov.co.uk)
– How does co-production support the aspirations of the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act? (Heledd Morgan, Office of the Commissioner for Future Generations)
– How do we evidence social change and co-production? (Dr Gideon Calder, Swansea University and Holi co-production inquiry network)
– How do we use innovation and (social) enterprise to support co-production? (Gareth I. Jones, Town Square)

This will be an opportunity to explore areas of relevance to your organisations and connect with others around a common vision, with a strong practical implementation angle. 



Co-production Network for Wales


Catrin Finch Centre
Wrexham Glyndŵr University
Mold Road, Wrexham LL11 2AW

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