Staff and Volunteer Coproduction Awareness Survey 2022

Our Coproduction team at Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service (LMWS) recently ran a Coproduction Awareness Survey to find out what LMWS staff know about coproduction and what they would like to learn more about. 77.8% of LMWS staff said that coproduction is discussed in the workplace – this is great to hear! 82.2% of LMWS staff were aware that coproduction is part of our offer in the service, although not

2022-07-05T13:48:18+01:005th July 2022|Blog, Coproduction|

Co-production is ‘language of the system’, Touchstone CEO says – with Arfan Hanif

In May 2022 Arfan Hanif was involved in a national panel discussion on Co-production with number of national Charity leaders in attendance. Arfan stated: "When we say that co-production is an equal relationship – no it isn’t. We’re there to serve our communities. They’re the leaders – so that’s the reason I don’t like the term co-production, because it’s the language of the system" Please follow the link below, to

2022-05-27T16:14:39+01:0027th May 2022|Coproduction, News|

Charity Awards Roundtable: Better by co-design

A few months ago, Arfan was involved in a national roundtable discussion hosted by the Civil Society discussing 'Co-Design' and 'Co-Production' and what these terms mean in reality. See below an excerpt from the article: After this year’s Charity Awards, Charity Finance invited a group of charities whose applications highlighted their commitment to co-production and co-design to share their experiences and learning. Tania Mason listened in. A strong theme that

2022-01-17T11:26:19+00:0017th January 2022|Awards, Community, Coproduction, News, Touchstone Loves Food|

Leeds Coproduction Conference 2020 pre-recorded webinars

Click on the links below to see the pre-recorded presentations. WEST YORKSHIRE FINDING INDEPENDENCE (WY-FI) – ROAD 2 RECOVERY EXHIBITION A co-produced arts exhibition about experiences of homelessness, addiction, reoffending and mental health. Presented by: West Yorkshire Finding Independence   COPRODUCTION IN COMPLEX REHABILITATION A short presentation on the process and challenges of using coproduction in a complex rehabilitation environment. Presented by: John Kerslake and Sofia Haouar, Complex Rehabilitation

2020-07-08T09:14:56+01:008th July 2020|Coproduction, News|

Leeds Coproduction Conference – Wednesday 8th July, 2020

It’s with great pleasure that we would like to invite you to participate in our 5th Coproduction Conference for Leeds on 8th July! This year we will have a virtual conference, due to the restrictions currently imposed as a result of COVID-19. On the day, there will be a mix of groups, presentations, webinars and creative space to make the day fun, interactive and, of course, coproduced! There will

2020-07-02T14:29:37+01:002nd July 2020|Coproduction, News|

Safeguarding and Coproduction – #SafeguardingWeek

Jim Leyland (Touchstone's Operations Director – Inclusion) talks about the work Touchstone does to ensure adequate safeguarding for our clients and their communities. I am really excited in Safeguarding Week to share the work we have been doing at Touchstone with Leeds Safeguarding Adults Board. We were asked to contribute a service user voice to the new Leeds Safeguarding Adults policy and procedure. Colleagues from the board, including the chair of

2020-04-17T10:58:21+01:0025th June 2018|Blog, Community, Coproduction, Partnership, Policy|

Co-Production, Not Faux Production

We are at the next exciting stage of developing a Co-Production standard for Leeds! This one day workshop will put together the Co-Production standard, which will be launched at our third Co-Production conference on 5th July. The workshop will include: Co-design and develop co-production quality standards Share your expertise and experiences Establish a Co-Production Network for Leeds Contribute to joint working across agencies, sectors and services Free lunch provided. We

2020-04-17T10:54:37+01:0020th February 2018|Coproduction, Events, News|

Listen and Learn – Business Development

As an organisation Touchstone champions the values of inclusion and diversity, co-production, and quality and continuous improvement. As a team, the Business Development team are always looking for ways to discover and support the ideas of all the people we work with, and build relationships and partnerships that lead to better services for communities across Yorkshire that inspire and transform lives. As an individual I am always looking to learn,

2017-12-06T14:56:29+00:006th December 2017|Blog, Coproduction, Diversity, Feedback, News, Partnership|

Everyone Has Great Ideas! Report from the Leeds Co-production Conference

On 6th July 2017, Touchstone hosted Leeds’ second coproduction conference.  This time to coincide with national coproduction week. The aims of the conference were 3 fold: To shine a light on the existing examples of coproduction in the region To introduce more people to the “I Statements” and their place in mental health commissioning in Leeds To start the process of developing a coproduction kitemark for Leeds (and hopefully wider) by establishing a

2020-04-17T10:28:56+01:0025th July 2017|Blog, Coproduction, Events, Partnership|