Further reading

No Assumptions
National Voices and Think Local Act Personal, in partnership with NHS England
February 2016

A Narrative for Personalised, Coordinated Care and Support in Mental Health;  describes the critical outcomes and success factors in the care, support and treatment of people who use mental health services, from their perspective. Includes case studies from Hourbank, Peckham and TimeBank Hull and East Riding.

At the Heart of Health – Realising the Value of People and Communities
Suzanne Wood, The Health Foundation and Annie Finnis, Halima Khan and Johanna Ejbye, Nesta
February 2016

This report explores the value of people and communities in improving public health outcomes. It was compiled in support of the NHS Five Year Forward View vision of developing a new relationship between health services and local communities. It reflects the thinking and input from the Health Foundation’s Realising the Value consortium.

Combating Loneliness – A Guide for Local Authorities

January 2016

This guide builds on evidence to set out a range of actions for effectively combating loneliness. The guide focuses on older people, but many of the recommendations apply to all age groups. 

Co-production Involving and Led by Older People: An Evidence and Practice Review
Helen Bown, NDTi

This paper pulls together the evidence, outcomes and key characteristics of effective co-production involving older people. It looks at the challenges and opportunities for ensuring that local services use all the assets of their local community: resources, skills, experience and talent. 

Co-production in Social Care: What it is and How to do it
Social Care Institute for Excellence
October 2015 (updated version)

This is a guide to how to ‘do’ co-production in social care. It was produced in consultation with service users, carers, a local authority commissioner, policy development professionals and SCIE staff. The guide aims to answer the question: How do organisations work effectively in a co-productive way? 

A Guide to Establishing aTime Bank within a Prison
A Tamaliunaite
August 2015

This guide is one outcome from a feasibility study on establishing a time bank within Cornton Vale Prison and Young Offenders’ Institution. It aims to introduce readers to timebanking and to inform the third sector about the possibility of expanding time banks by making links with prisons. 

The New Wealth of Time: How Timebanking Helps People Build Better Public Services
Josh Ryan-Collins, Lucie Stephens and Anna Coote

This report, published to mark the first 10 years of timebanking in Britain, looks at the lessons learned, the possibilities for the future and, perhaps most significantly, how a simple co-production mechanism is being woven into the fabric of our public services.