With one in two families in some neighbourhoods struggling to pay fuel bills, Birmingham & Solihull Together promises cheaper bills by clubbing together. The scheme is open to anyone who lives in Birmingham or Solihull and – if you have your most recent gas and electric bills handy – it’s easy to check how much [...]
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What’s stopping stronger communities? Places where public services are done with citizens – and not to them? What are the missing rungs on the ladder of local coproduction? Theories of Community Strength is the result of a year long research project into the nuts and bolts of civil society undertaken by Chamberlain Forum and residents [...]
What do you call a group of residents who manage a vital local public service with a turnover of hundreds of thousands, or even millions, of pounds? One answer might be a TMO. TMO stands for Tenant Management Organisation. There are more than 200 TMOs in England managing more than 84,000 homes – about 3% [...]
Chamberlain Forum is undertaking a piece of research on co-production commissioned by Birmingham City Council Housing and Constituencies Directorate. One of the outputs of this work is an initial briefing paper. You can download the paper here and either comment online or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-production is a really important idea – it’s something that could transform the way neighbourhoods look and feel; it could make sense out of a lot the things about society that don’t make sense to people now. NESTA (which is a research body set up with Lottery money) yesterday launched The Challenge of Co-Production, a [...]