21 Jul 2015
Our new icons signpost you to examples of a co-productive approach.
Over the last few years, we have committed ourselves to argue
for a co-productive approach to public services - that is, for
decision-makers to share power with people and communities, and
allow them to have their say on the design and delivery of the
public services that are so essential to so many. We refer to this
as 'putting people at the centre', and
you can read more about it here.
From today, you'll find a series of icons cropping up across our
website, which will signpost you towards work that falls under one
of the four 'pillars' that we believe are essential to making
putting people at the centre a success across Wales. These are:
For work involving people and communities as active participants
and equal partners in decision-making and action, sharing
responsibility, power and resources and resulting in better
outcomes for everyone.
Prevention and early intervention
Early intervention is more financially prudent and less damaging
than later action. Services should work to prevent the escalation
of problems at the earliest possible point.
Transformational services/alternative models
We need bold new approaches to service design and delivery,
involving innovative structures and finance, and working with
partners across sectors.
People, communities and groups need greater involvement in all
aspects of public service scrutiny and external review by
You'll also find an icon for putting people at the centre as a
whole, for work that encompasses all four pillars.
We hope in this way we will be able to easily signpost the
sector towards work that contributes to a co-productive approach to