Co-production & 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.

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11 June 2020

AVAIL project: Summary

Resource type:

Leaflet

Organisation:

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

11 June 2020

AVAIL project: Refugees support new arrivals with Life Skills course

Resource type:

Video

Organisation:

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

11 June 2020

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

Resource type:

Video

Organisation:

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

11 June 2020

AVAIL project: Refugee and host community buddying in Latvia

Resource type:

Video

Organisation:

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

4 June 2020

AVAIL project: Refugee and host community buddying in Ireland

Resource type:

Video

Organisation:

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

4 June 2020

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

Resource type:

Case Study

Organisation:

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

4 June 2020

AVAIL project: How to ensure a meaningful participation of experts-by-experience in policy conversations

Resource type:

Case Study

Organisation:

British Red Cross

This case study draws on previous engagements of the VOICES Network, and discusses the value of the participation of experts-by-experience in policy conversations that are taking place throughout senior-level meetings, providing learning on how to achieve meaningful engagement.

  • Asylum
  • Asylum seekers
  • AVAIL

4 June 2020

AVAIL project: Feedback from the AVAIL buddying activities

Resource type:

Case Study

Organisation:

Latvian Red Cross

A case study on the Irish Red Cross' and Latvian Red Cross' 'buddying activities'. Part of the AVAIL project, buddies are volunteers from the local community who are 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

4 June 2020

AVAIL project: Peer educator toolkit

Resource type:

Tool

Organisation:

British Red Cross

This toolkit has been designed to help refugees and asylum seekers in their roles as Peer Educators, as part of the AVAIL Project’s co-produced and co-delivered Life Skills course, delivered to newly arrived asylum seekers.

  • AVAIL
  • Education
  • Refugees

2 April 2020

Strategy language project

Resource type:

Case Study

Organisation:

British Red Cross

A case study on the development the British Red Cross (BRC) new Corporate Strategy. This strategy aims to be people centred by bringing in the voices of different groups from within and outside the BRC to make sure that the strategy reflected each of these groups’ needs.

  • Case study
  • Corporate Strategy

2 April 2020

AVAIL project: We are the VOICES Network

Resource type:

Video

Organisation:

British Red Cross

A video detailing the work of VOICES ambassadors. With training and support, VOICES ambassadors work together to speak out about issues that affect refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. Sharing their own experiences, they advocate to change minds, policy, and practice.

  • Asylum seekers
  • Migrants
  • Refugees

2 April 2020

AVAIL Project: Research summary

Resource type:

Report

Organisation:

British Red Cross

A report sharing the initial findings from the ‘Amplifying the Voices of Asylum seekers and refugees for Integration and Life skills’ (AVAIL) project. This project tests whether using participatory approaches leads to people feeling more positive and more included into their new communities.

  • AVAIL
  • Community
  • Participation