How we came to be
This all started back in 2012 as a voluntary endeavour by two women at a kitchen table. Along the way we carried out research, organised events, campaigned to influence legislation, and started delivering training and consultancy. We became a Big Lottery funded project (2016-2019), which enabled us to formally set up the Network and its infrastructure. Now we’re an independent not-for-profit organisation, supporting an ever growing community of members, and collectively working to transform public services.
Who we are: the members of the Network!
Over 600 members from across sectors and across Wales (and some from wider afield!), joining forces to further the co-production agenda. Find your tribe and join the Network to connect with other members.
Who we are: the patrons of the Network
Pr. Edgar Cahn
American distinguished legal professor, the father of timebanking and author of “No More Throwaway People: The Coproduction Imperative”.
Co-founder of the Network; the one who got all this started! Without Ruth, we wouldn’t exist. Fierce champion for citizen power and co-production.
David Robinson (OBE)
Luminary in the fields of prevention and social action. Knowledgeable and kind! Currently developing a Framework for Relationship Centred Design.
Who we are: the board of directors
We contribute our time on a voluntary basis to maintain the infrastructure for the community of practice. We support the Network members, coordinate events, send out the newsletter and connect with supportive partner organisations. To get in touch: [email protected]
Who we are: the Co-pro Collective
We are consultants, facilitators, trainers and speakers, with specialist co-production related skillsets. We work – often together – under the Co-production Network for Wales umbrella, to deliver consultancy projects, training sessions, workshops, and keynotes. Get in touch to find out more and to work with us! [email protected]
Consultancy, training. Train the trainer.
Consultancy, facilitation. Research.
Facilitation, speaking. Policy.
Training. Speaking. Policy.
Training, programme development.
Suzanne Dempsey Sawin
Project / event management. Research. Collaborative art & creative responses.