Co-production and participation

Co-production with people who access our services and who have lived experience of an issue is a priority for the British Red Cross. We use it when we design, deliver and evaluation our services. These resources show how specific co-production projects have promoted greater accountability to the communities we serve and have been strengthened by the contributions of people with relevant lived experience. By making them available, we hope to encourage the ongoing exchange of best practices across National Societies.

11 June 2020

AVAIL project: Summary

Type:

Leaflet

Organization:

British Red Cross

A leaflet summarising the AVAIL project, a pilot project using participatory methods for refugee integration as well as host community engagement. For more information about the project visit: https://www.redcross.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do/how-we-support-refugees/avail-project

  • AVAIL
  • Leaflets and posters
  • Migration
  • Refugees

11 June 2020

AVAIL project: Refugees support new arrivals with Life Skills course

Type:

Video

Organization:

British Red Cross

A video on the British Red Cross’ ‘Life Skill’ course. For people who are seeking asylum in the UK, Life Skills courses are designed and delivered by peer educators who have themselves experienced the asylum process, as well as the ups-and-downs of adjusting to life in a new country. Find out more: https://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/2019/09/03/refugees-support-new-arrivals-british-red-cross-life-skills-course/

  • Asylum seekers
  • AVAIL
  • Migrants
  • Migration
  • Refugees
  • Video

11 June 2020

AVAIL project: Refugee footballers score integration goals with Italian Red Cross

Type:

Video

Organization:

Italian Red Cross

A video on the Italian Red Cross’ refugee football initiative. Capitalising on the popularity of football, the Italian Red Cross is using the sport as a tool to support the integration of asylum seekers and refugees. Find out more: https://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/2019/11/28/refugee-footballers-score-integration-goals-italian-red-cross/

  • Asylum
  • Asylum seekers
  • AVAIL
  • Football
  • Migration
  • Refugees
  • Video

11 June 2020

AVAIL project: Refugee and host community buddying in Latvia

Type:

Video

Organization:

Latvian Red Cross

A video on the AVAIL project’s “buddies” initiative which matches up new arrivals with local “buddies”. Buddies are volunteers from the local community able to provide practical and emotional support, as well as opening doors to local networks, to help people ease their way into the new culture, society and community.

  • Asylum
  • Asylum seekers
  • AVAIL
  • Buddying
  • Intergration
  • Migrants
  • Migration
  • Refugees

4 June 2020

AVAIL project: Refugee and host community buddying in Ireland

Type:

Video

Organization:

Irish Red Cross

A video on the AVAIL project’s “buddies” initiative which matches up new arrivals with local “buddies”. Buddies are volunteers from the local community able to provide practical and emotional support, as well as opening doors to local networks, to help people ease their way into the new culture, society and community.

  • Asylum
  • Asylum seekers
  • AVAIL
  • Community
  • Migrants
  • Migration
  • Refugees
  • Resettlement
  • Video

4 June 2020

AVAIL project: Co-production in service design and service delivery with people seeking asylum in Wales

Type:

Case Study

Organization:

British Red Cross

A case study of the AVAIL project’s ‘Peer Educator delivered Life Skills Course’ which was co-designed and co-delivered by 17 people with lived experience of the asylum process to 66 newly arrived refugees and asylum seekers.

  • Asylum
  • Asylum seekers
  • AVAIL
  • Migrants
  • Migration
  • Refugees
  • Resettlement