How might cities be better governed? As part of a dedicated National Co-Production Week programme, Jam and Justice researchers are getting ready to share key insights from three years’ work in Greater Manchester.

Led by Professor Beth Perry of the University of Sheffield’s Urban Institute, the Jam and Justice team formed an Action Research Collective (ARC) in 2016 with people from different walks of life. Together, the ARC co-initiated a series of learn-by-doing projects including an inquiry into Care at Home, focus groups with councillors and communities, and workshops with representatives from the Voluntary, Community, and Social Enterprise sectors and Commissioners exploring procurement and social value.

This work has generated all manner of outputs: a photovoice exhibition revealing the value of Everyday Politics; immersive energy walks probing the history of Manchester’s energy supply; a prototype map of transformative economic actors in the Greater Manchester city-region and more…

It is also provoking social innovation: in April, the Greater Manchester Youth Combined Authority recognised Jam and Justice young researchers’ call for more focus on money matters in the school curriculum. A planned refresh of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership’s procurement policy is implementing proposals from Jam and Justice’s work with the Centre for Local Economic Strategies.

In National Co-Production Week 2019, the Jam & Justice Action Research Collective are sharing findings and wider lessons from this work, and celebrating the outcomes of the projects in Greater Manchester.

Join Jam and Justice on
Wednesday 3 July
for An Evening with Jam & Justice
At Ziferblat, Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HW

Doors open 5:30pm. Event begins 6:00pm.
Food and drinks will be provided.

Places are limited, so please head over to Eventbrite to reserve one.

More information about Jam and Justice’s National Co-Production Week events is available here:

Jam and Justice is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Urban Transformations programme with additional funding from Mistra Urban Futures. It involves Beth Perry (Urban Institute, University of Sheffield), Liz Richardson (University of Manchester) and Catherine Durose (University of Birmingham) in partnership with non-academic co-investigator Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation.