1. Co-production: the definition Co-production is an asset-based approach to public services that enables people providing and people receiving services to share power and responsibility, and to work together in equal, reciprocal and caring relationships. It creates opportunities for people to access support when they need it, and to contribute to social change. 2. Co-production is underpinned by 5 principles: 1. Value all participants, and build on their strengths. 2. Develop networks of mutual support. 3. Do what […]
Category: 01. What is co-production?
Understanding the basics of co-production and its application
An introduction to Co-Production, it’s history, future and the challenge of implementation in today’s society. https://neweconomics.org/uploads/files/5abec531b2a775dc8d_qjm6bqzpt.pdf
A piece by NESTA & Nef, reviewing what co-production is, how it is currently being used in Social Policy and presenting possible applications and ways forward in the future. https://media.nesta.org.uk/documents/right_here_right_now.pdf
A lovely illustration of the key steps of co-production in practice – credits: Ruth Dineen and Liz Price.
Melika Powell is a Research and Development Officer for Research in Practice for Adults. She writes about what co-production is, when participation becomes co-production, and working with carers: “Involving people in the design, delivery and ongoing development of services is important on an ethical and emotional level, as it can support those involved to develop their skills and promote their wellbeing. In addition it can improve services and has also been shown to contribute towards efficiencies […]
These illustrations of the definition and 5 principles of co-production have been created specially for the Co-production Network for Wales by Laura Sorvala or auralab. They are released under a Creative Commons – Attribution – Non-commercial – No-derivatives 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). That means you can use and share these illustrations as long as you give appropriate credit, don’t use them for commercial purposes, and do not modify them. Please link back to copronet.wales. […]
(From Noreen:) These are diagrams that I use when I do presentations and workshops about co-production, in case they come in useful for you too! If you haven’t got both the people providing services and the people using them around the table, then it’s simply not co-production. (Especially when professionals are working together across organisations, it’s not co-production if citizens aren’t involved. It’s collaboration, which is an important part of the whole approach – because […]
Back in 2012 Ruth Dineen attended a symposium on Assets for Health, and developed this poster to explain the what, why and who of co-pro. She has kindly made it publicly accessible as it might be of more general use. Author: Ruth Dineen Design: Liz Price ([email protected]) Click this link to open in a new tab and download the pdf.
Boyle D, et al. (2010), Co-production: Right here, Right now , NESTA https://www.nesta.org.uk/report/co-production-right-here-right-now/ This paper published by NESTA provides the basis for a better understanding of how to bring co-production from the margins to the mainstream. It identifies four barriers to mainstreaming, which the report looks to address: Commissioning co-production activity Generating evidence of value Taking successful co-production approaches to scale Developing professionals’ skills
Boyle D, Slay J and Stephens L (2010), Public services inside out , NESTA https://www.nesta.org.uk/report/public-services-inside-out/ This report published by NESTA is about real stories of reform, led by people who work in and use public services. It details both the potential of and the challenges for co-production in the public sector. It describes six key characteristics of co-production: Recognising people as assets Building on people’s existing capabilities Promoting mutuality and reciprocity Developing peer support networks Breaking down barriers between professionals and […]
Discussion paper on the NESTA website: Boyle, D., 2009. The Challenge of Co-production: How Equal Partnerships Between Professionals and the Public are Crucial to Improving Public Services. NESTA. https://media.nesta.org.uk/documents/the_challenge_of_co-production.pdf A historical look at the reasons Co-Production has now become a viable method of service delivery. This paper highlights the role of co-production in addressing the crisis of reform in public services. It contains useful explanations of what co-production is, is not, and how it works. The […]