What's the business case for co-production in public services?
- Birmingham Business School (G03) University of Birmingham
- Social Sciences
Co-Production Conference hosted by INLOGOV, LARIA and Governance International. The central issue for the day will be: What is the evidence on when and how co-production can be a cost-effective solution for local government services? The conference will be hosted by three of the leading UK organisations in the field of co-production: INLOGOV, LARIA and Governance International.
What are the benefits of attending the seminar?
The issues that we will be exploring in particular include: To what extent can public service co-production reduce demand on services through more prevention? To what extent can peer support models substitute support by professionals? How can ICT solutions and social media facilitate co-production (e.g. by connecting local people) and reduce transaction costs of co-production? Is it possible to monetarise the value of intangible outcomes such as sustainable and resilient communities? How much training and support do staff and citizens need to become effective co-producers?
09:30–10:00 Coffee and registration
Catherine Staite, Director of INLOGOV and Neil Wholey, Chair of LARIA
10:15–10:30 Citizen co-production of public outcomes: A policy based more on hope than clarity?
Professor Tony Bovaird, INLOGOV
10:30–10:45 What kind of business case can we construct for coproduction?
Elke Loeffler and Brendan McCarron, Governance International
10:45–13:00 The current state of evidence on the benefits and costs of coproduction and what we need to know
- Health and wellbeing – George Leahy, Department of Health and Professor Bob Hudson, Durham University
- Social care – Dr. Simon Duffy, Centre for Welfare Reform and Dr. Catherine Needham, University of Birmingham
- Neighbourhood community budgeting – Robert Rutherfoord, Department for Communities and Local Government
- Local environmental improvement – Ben Lee, Shared Intelligence and Director, National Association of Neighbourhood Management
- Police and criminal justice system – Richard James, Commander, Northamptonshire Police Force and Tim Curtis, University of Northampton
- Value of third sector contributions to public outcomes – Karl Wilding, NCVO
- What evidence does central government need? – Joanne Fearn, Cabinet Office
- User perspective on evidence - David Taylor-Gooby, Lay Member of the Durham Dales, Easington, and Sedgefield Commissioning Group.
13:45–14:00 Laura Brodrick — The Big Picture from the Morning Sessions
Co-production BarCamp – Pitching Session
14:00–15:00 Co-production BarCamp Round One
15:30–16:30 Co-production BarCamp Round Two
16:30–16:45 Summary and next steps
Catherine Staite, INLOGOV, Neil Wholey, LARIA and Elke Loeffler, Governance International
£145.00 sterling (231.65 Euros). A reduced fee of £95 (112.85 Euros) will be available to LARIA members and delegates from the third sector organisations. Fee includes refreshments and lunch.
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Programme flyer: Co-production Conference 24 October 2013 Programme (PDF 1MB)