This book explores the theory and practice of the developing innovative practice of 'co-production' - a model of service in which users of a service will play an active and participatory role in the service provided to them, adopting a working partnership.
Examples of methods and services designed on co-production principles are given by the experienced contributors, including housing initiatives in which the users, rather than professionals, provide support to each other and criminal justice settings in which offenders participate in active restorative justice programmes.
Drawing together key figures in the field of social care, this book is important reading for social care practitioners and service providers wanting to stay up to date on the latest developments in the field , as well as academics, researchers and students.
About the Author
Susan Hunter is a Lecturer in Social Work in the Department of Social Work at the University of Edinburgh. Pete Ritchie is the Ex-Director of Scottish Human Services.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction. Pete Ritchie, Ex-Director of Scottish Human Services and Susan Hunter, Edinburgh University. Chapter 2: It's About More Than the Money: Local Area Coordination as an Innovative Approach to Supporting People with Disabilities to Get a Good Life and to Creating More Welcoming Communities. Eddie Bartnik and Dr. Ron Chalmers, Directors of Disability Services Commission, Western Australia. Chapter 3: Co-Production through Encouragement: The Braveheart Project. James Mulholland (on behalf of Braveheart). Chapter 4: Co-Production in Supported Housing: KeyRing Living Support Networks and Neighbourhood Networks. Carl Poll, former director of KeyRing. Chapter 5: Co-Production - Support for Self-Employment. Jane Pagler, Wales. Chapter 6: Family Group Conferencing and 'Partnership'. James Cox, Co-ordinator of Family Group Conferencing project, Edinburgh City Council. Chapter 7: Person-Centred Planning and Co-Production. Steve Coulson, Development Worker, Edinburgh Development Group. Chapter 8: Restoring 'Stakeholder' Involvement in Justice. Bill Whyte, Criminal Justice Social Work Development Centre for Scotland. Chapter 9: Recovery in Psychosis: Moments and Levels for Collaboration. Dr. Kristjana Kristiansen, University of Trondheim. Endnote. References. Subject Index. Author Index.
Research Highlights in Social Work
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