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Join us for a forum exploring co-design theory and practice
Co-design begins with people – their experiences, perspectives, values, challenges and understandings.
In the social policy setting, co-design involves working with people who experience vulnerabilities to jointly create interventions, services and programs which will work in the context of their lives, and will reflect their own values and goals.
There is a growing recognition among government and community organisations that we need to work more closely with people experiencing vulnerabilities, in order to better understand their needs and devise policy responses accordingly.
The need for co-design has been recognised by the Royal Commission into Family Violence and other key Victorian Government reforms including the Roadmap to Reform, the transition to the NDIS, social housing and homelessness and 10-Year Mental Health plan.
About the forum
The forum will cover:
- The transformative power of co-design and co-production with service users
- What is co-design and what does it take to do it well?
- Putting co-design into practice
The event is free for VCOSS members and $95 for non-members (inclusive of GST). A tax invoice will be emailed to non-members following purchase.
Morning tea and a light lunch is included. Dietary requirements can be noted during the registration process.
About the speakers
This event will be facilitated by Chris Vanstone from The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TASCI).
As noted in the VCOSS Report Walk alongside Co-designing social initiatives with people experiencing vulnerabilities TASCI has extensive experience in co-design including developing the Family by Family program and work with the South Australian Government, to explore why family support services weren’t working for Aboriginal families in the northern suburbs of Adelaide.
Dr Sarah Pollock, Senior Advisor Policy & Strategy, Mind Australia will also provide an overview of her PhD research findings on the transformative power of co-design and co-production with service users.
A note on ticketing
This event is free for VCOSS members only. If you book a free ticket and are not a current member, a representative of VCOSS will contact you to advise the free ticket will be cancelled. Anyone who arrives on the day as a non-member will not be able to attend unless payment is made.