Communicating Co-production

What encourages people to become involved in co-production, and how can we nurture their involvement once they are there? This is a topic often discussed by our network members, so we decided to bring it to the table at this month’s Conversation on Co-production.

Expert Link responds to Vagrancy Act consultation

People with direct experience of begging have shared their wisdom on the underlying drivers of begging, why people aren’t engaged in services and what police should do in response. Read Expert Link's response to the Vagrancy Act consultation here.

Co-production – Reflections of good practice

‘There is a lack of consistency across organisations, from my perspective it really needs to come top down, whole way through, people need to be shouting about it from the very top!’

“It’s reason to believe.”

People from across the Expert Link network give their views on a new Government consultation looking at introducing new regulations to support victims of domestic abuse.

Power, Boundaries and Expectations

"How do we challenge the power and make sure that voices are actually heard?" At this month’s Conversation on Co-production, the group discussed individual expectations, group expectations and what some people believe is ‘realistic’.

“Is hybrid the sweet spot?”

At our most recent Conversation on Co-production, the group discussed the co-production changes and challenges we have faced and overcome throughout the pandemic. Here we share some of the collective wisdom, experiences and top tips.

“Struggling to feed themselves”

This month our National Advisory Panel, made up of people with lived experience of disadvantage (including homelessness, mental health issues, substance misuse, offending and domestic violence and abuse) discussed what’s happening to the cost of living, what issues people are facing or likely to face, and what can be done

Changing public perception of homelessness through co-production

In this month’s Conversation on Co-production (made up of people with experience of homelessness, people working to end homelessness, those passionate about co-production and all the overlaps!) we explored what we believe homelessness looks like, and how we can we give the general public a view into a world that is invisible.