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.

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 #VCSEEngage

Wednesday, 27 March 2019