Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation

GM VCSE Assembly: Co-Production Network

“Doing with, and not to, is a fundamental tenet of the Greater Manchester approach. Trust people. Build a relationship with them.” Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester

Building relationships, addressing power imbalances and making decisions collaboratively can be challenging, messy and time-consuming, but we know it’s the only way we are going to build solutions which really work for people and communities.

The GM Co-production Network is for statutory, voluntary sector and people with lived experience to come together, learn and share skills around co-production.

At this event we will:

  • Hear from projects doing great things, including what went wrong along the way and the things they have learnt
  • Join workshops requested and led by network members on: Co-production with children and young people, Commissioning for co-production, Co-production clinic – action learning and peer support

There will also be space during the event to meet people facing similar challenges, explore opportunities and share your ideas and experiences.

To view a timed programme for this event click here.

To book your place on this event, click here, please click here. Should the event become fully booked, you will automatically placed on a waiting list in the event of any cancellations.   

Please note, as this event is likely to be very popular, only one delegate place can be offered to each VCSE organisation in order to ensure that as many organisations can attend as possible from across GM. Multiple registrations from the same organisation will be rejected. 

Venue: St Thomas Centre, Manchester, M12 6FZ

Date: Wednesday 27th March 2019

Time 9.30am - 12.30pm (Registration starts at 8.45am)  

As the network grows and develops, the aim is to practice what we preach and co-produce with network members. We are therefore inviting anyone interested to join a working group which will meet at the Central Library Café from 12-1.30pm on 9th April 2019 to co-evaluate this event and on 9th May 2019 to co-design the next one.

Can’t make it? Follow us on the day on Twitter via #GMcommunitywellbeing

Wednesday, 27 March 2019