I do a lot of work with 'spin-outs' from a range of different organisations. When I worked at University of Durham I actually led a spin-out and developed some insights into the processes. My background is as a Psychologist…"
"hi Karen - you might want to have a 'sniff' around Lambeth: they've been exploring and developing their thinking as a local authority along these lines to the point where they're now referenced as the first co-operatice…"
"Thanks, Melanie. Yes, I'm aware of NESTA's reports - indeed that was what piqued my interest in playing in co-production to my thinking. The tip about getting in touch is useful and I shall certainly do so. thank again."
"I'm very interested in this too - although from the perspective of establishing a Ctty Interest Cy to deliver museum services against service level agreements across the UK. What I have found most difficult from my current position outside a LA…"
If you haven't already, you may find it helpful to contact NESTA. They have undertaken research into the co-production of Public Services and are currently running a series of free roadshows around the country. I will be…"
Does anyone have any genuinely innovative examples of how Big Society principles have been successfully embedded into work with young people, children and families? I am currently re-designing the early intervention services for families in the local authority where I work. One of the basic principles underpinning the re-design is to enable families to become more self-reliant and to assist them to solve their problems before they get serious enough to require statutory services. I'm interested…See More
I'm currently involved in "spinning off" the youth service in the local authority where I work into an employee led mutual (we are one of the Cabinet Office's employee led mutuals pilots). I'm interested in finding others with similar experience, either from the perspective of establishing a mutual or social enterprise from a public sector service, or from the perspective of the "parent" body.
"I'm currently re-designing the early intervention provision in the local authority where I work. I'm interested in hearing about programmes or models of early intervention for young people that have been proved to have long term impact.…"
A conversation about how people are interpreting the concept of Big Society and does it need tightening as Matthew Taylor suggests, or might a 'baggy' concept be a strength and help more people get involved?
The Social Entrepreneurs Network is a network for all those interested in social entrepreneurship and social enterprise. The aim is to solve some of the practical challenges faced by social entrepreneurs.See More
I may well be able to assit you having led transfers from the public sector - from Dept of Employment and British Rail and having worked in partnership with local authorities. My career started in the youth service......Mike Winwood 07885 841540 or mgwinwood:talktalk.net
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