PDU Communities of Practice

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What is a Community of Practice?

A Community of Practice (CoP) is a group of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better together by sharing learning and good practice.

The Practice Development Unit (PDU) currently facilitates four Communities of Practice:

  • Co-Production
    This CoP provides a forum for professionals and volunteers with a passion for, and commitment to, collaborating effectively with the people they support and empowering them to get the most out of their involvement.
     
  • Employability and Skills
    This CoP provides a forum for professionals and volunteers with a passion for, and commitment to, empowering people who experience multiple disadvantage through employment and skills led recovery and resettlement.
     
  • Working Residents
    This CoP provides a forum for professionals, volunteers and people with lived experience to more fully understand the barriers to employment experienced by both staff and service users within supported accommodation settings.
     
  • Working with Neurodivergent Adults
    This CoP aims to provide a forum for people who have a commitment to working more effectively to meet the needs of their neurodivergent clients.


Other networks supported by the PDU

  • Nottingham City Homeless Health Network
    This is a collaborative cross sector forum that meets every two months to ensure systems across the city are responsive to the support needs of those suffering health inequalities, with a focus on people experiencing homelessness and/or Severe Multiple Disadvantage (SMD).
     
  • Workforce Forum
    The Workforce Forum is a cross organisational meeting for frontline workers in Nottingham City who support people who experience Severe and Multiple Disadvantage (SMD),