In the UK, three out of five – 60.3% of the voting population, (Jan 2020) – are unhappy with the functioning of our democracy. In 2005, levels of democratic dissatisfaction in the UK stood at 32.8%, despite the Iraq war. 
In This Together, 11 July 2011, neweconomics.org, tells the stories of people who are improving public services by working with the people who use them and delivering public services in a radically different way. It describes a range of practical projects and includes personal testimonies from individuals directly involved. These examples have at their heart equal and reciprocal relationships between professionals, people using services, their families and neighbours – an approach known as ‘co-production’.
Participation Works, 21 Techniques to encourage community participation, 14 June, 1998 added 17:05, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
We’re all in this together: harnessing user and community co - production of public outcomes, Tony Bovaird and Elke Loeffler, June 2013 birmingham.ac.uk
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