Wales #CoproWeek 2022

This May we’re bringing back our Wales #CoproWeek, a week wherein we celebrate all things co-production in Wales! We’ve got an exciting lineup of events planned for our members, so - members, get the week commencing May 16th in your diaries now, and non-members, you can register as a member here to access all our events. We’ll be hosting special events, webinars, learning and sharing sessions, and workshops, to celebrate co-production and all things related. Read on...

Monday 16th May (10.30am-12pm)
Opening #CoproWeek Wales

We'll be using this session to open #Wales #CoproWeek 2022 by looking back on co-production in Wales over the last decade; we'll be previewing the events coming up, finding out what people are looking to get out of the week, and what everyone's looking forward to.

Monday 16th May (1-2pm)
Co-production in and of research

For this session we will be joined by Niccola Hutchinson-Pascal and Anne Collis who are part of Co-production Collective (which is part of University College London), who will share their insights and knowledge for a discussion on research about co-production, co-production in research, and links with public service delivery.

Monday 16th May (2pm-3.30pm)
#CoproMondays - Supporting people through co-production

How do we look after each other when working together co-productively? How do we support people who are helping to develop and shape services, and what we can do to help people avoid burn out and participation fatigue?

Tuesday 17th May (10am-11am)
Co-production and involvement in the Welsh Government

Join us and Welsh Government colleagues to celebrate the growing interest, commitment and understanding of co-production on a national policy level. We'll be discussing the current state of co-production in Welsh Government, the successes and challenges, and what the co-production community of practice needs to know... and also how we can support this work!

Tuesday 17th May (12pm-1pm)
Reflecting on our first year working with Public Services Boards

Join us to hear about our first year of working with Public Services Boards on their wellbeing assessments and plans. How did it go? What were the challenges and lessons learnt? What does year 2 hold?
This project is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

Tuesday 17th May (2pm-3pm)
Local Area Co-ordinators and co-production

Join us for a session with the Local Area Co-ordinators and Council in Swansea, to explore the link between Local Area Co-ordination and co-production and the experiences of LAC in practice.

Wednesday 18th May (10.30am-12pm)
Co-producing day service provision for people with a learning disability, with Mencap Cymru

Join us to learn from a Mencap pilot in Rhondda Cynon Taf: how do we share power and responsibility in practice? How do we enable people to contribute authentically, being mindful of inclusion needs and not just approaching diversity as a tick box exercise? How do we prioritise what good working relationships look like, and address power imbalances that may exist between citizens and professionals? And finally how we can all learn to sit with and be comfortable in uncertainty? 

#CoproWeek Wales - My Day My Way: co-producing day service transformation

Wednesday 18th May (1pm-2pm)
My Day My Way - co-production in day service transformation

Join us to learn from Rhondda Cynon Taff Council about their work on the Learning Disability Transformation Programme, which has been using co-production to influence the process for gathering views on day service provision in the area. Learn how the local authority is taking a different approach to engagement and how the project is setting the standard for future co-production approaches in adult social care. 

Wednesday 18th May (2pm-3pm)
#CoproLearning - A Brief History of Co-production

Join us to explore the history of co-production. We'll go back in time to examine its origins and roots, how the practice grew, where Time Banking and Credits come into it, and who were the key figures along the way. We will also take a moment to share anecdotes and memories of the late Edgar Cahn, author of 'No More Throwaway People', and the inventor of Time Banking.

Thursday 19th May (10am-11.30am)
Co-producing change with change makers

A discussion on how to collaboratively effect change with the people responsible for making that change. A sequel of sorts to our session on 'How to Influence Decision Makers', we'll be looking at how we can subvert the traditional mechanisms of lobbying, and work towards a way of making a difference in a more equal and inclusive way. For this session, we will be joined by Dave McKenna from Constructive Conversations, who will share his experience and thoughts with us.

Friday 20th May (10am-11.30am)
Co-production in a Crisis: CTM's response to the Covid-19 pandemic

Join RCT People First/Cwm Taf People First for a reflective session on how the voices of citizens were valued, informed and included in the regional response to the Covid-19 crisis. At this event, the group will launch their 'Co-production in a crisis' report, which includes 14 case studies of co-production that took place between April 2020 and September 2021. W will explore key findings and discuss reccomendations that have been developed as a result.

Friday 20th May (2pm-3pm)
Closing of #CoproWeek Wales 2002

Join us to reflect on what we've learnt during ##CoproWeek Wales this year. We'll do a brief recap of the events that have happened, sharing what we took away from them, and we'll look ahead at where we're going next on our collective co-production journey.

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