Participation Cymru New Wordpress Website

Participation Cymru launch brand new website

Participation Cymru’s brand new website is now live and we want to know what topics you care about the most Participation Cymru has a brand new website, enabling us to more effectively meet the needs of our audience, produce engaging content for you and gain full creative control over our online space. This new website Read more about Participation Cymru launch brand new website[…]

Behaviour Change Game Cards Bangor

Gamification at the Bangor festival of Behaviour Change

The most recent North Wales Participation Network was held as part of a wider event – the Festival of Behaviour Change which took place in Pontio, Bangor University and was organised in partnership with Wales Audit Office and Good Practice Wales.

The Behaviour Change Festival was aimed at people with an interest in social change or innovation in roles in healthcare, education, local and national government and the voluntary sector…

Networking in Nature Participation Cymru

Networking in nature

In the Participation Cymru team we love spending time outdoors and the opportunity of holding a network in the open air is an idea we’ve thrown around for a while. So, just after the early May Bank Holiday weekend we held our first ever practitioner network event that took place in nature with the help Read more about Networking in nature[…]

Participation is key to challenging discrimination

Participation is key to challenging discrimination

At the All Wales Participation Network this year, Joe Powell set the tone with a powerful opening speech about the importance of full participation in society for people with learning disabilities. Joe was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in 1996 and has spent 11 years in social care. He is now National Director of All Wales Read more about Participation is key to challenging discrimination[…]

Polling Station: The 2015 General Election

The General Election – having your say and addressing electoral inequality

Elections are the primary way for us to express our reactions to the performance of the government. An election is a tool of communication between the representatives and us: the people they represent. Apparently, voters get the government they deserve. This implies that active participation by the electorate on polling day will result in us Read more about The General Election – having your say and addressing electoral inequality[…]

Hopes and Fears participatory methods, participants hopes and fears written on post-it notes and stuck onto a flipchart

Participatory methods and techniques, networks update

If you’re new to this blog, our regional participation networks are suitable for anyone working in the field of participation and citizen engagement and we run them three times a year in North Wales, South East Wales and South West Wales. Attendees come from a range of different organisations in the public and third sector Read more about Participatory methods and techniques, networks update[…]

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Participatory Research with Carers

This guest blog post was written by Rachel Waters from Newport Community Counselling Service. Newport Community Counselling Service (NCCS) is based at The University of South Wales. The service offers free counselling to local people at venues across Newport and Caerleon. NCCS also carries out research into counselling and in this blog I will focus Read more about Participatory Research with Carers[…]

Co-Production in Action

Co-production, the idea of organisations seeing communities and service users as an asset in providing services, appears to have achieved a philosophical consensus as being a nice idea. However few organisations are really willing to move beyond fluffy rhetoric into making this ideology a practised reality. Perhaps one of the biggest barriers is that individuals Read more about Co-Production in Action[…]

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