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
From the Department of Health in Northern Ireland: This practical Guide to support the application of a Co-Production approach across our health and social care system was developed as part of the Department’s programme of work to transform health and social care provision as envisaged in “Delivering Together 2026”. Developed using a system wide partnership approach, the Guide provides underpinning principles for Co-Production, definitions of key terms and practical guidance to a range of stakeholders […]
From the National Lottery Community Fund: We believe that people understand better than anyone else what’s needed in their communities. Co-production, which brings people and stakeholders together to create and deliver services, is one way of doing this. Our latest report, A Meeting of Minds: How co-production benefits people, professionals and organisations, focuses on the practice of and learning about co-production, as well as the benefits for people, professionals and organisations. Why a report on co-production? […]
We recorded one of our “introduction to co-production” workshops for someone who’d missed the session, and we thought we might as well share it with everyone! We turned it into a podcast episode and you can listen in the channel of your choice, it’s available on Google podcasts, Spotify, and a few other places. You can also listen directly in Anchor in your web browser, the recording and the links to the other platforms are […]
An Ambiguous Concept: On the Meanings of Co-Production for Health Care Users and User Organizations? Ewert, B. and Evers, A. (2014) “If co-production is rooted in and initiated by civil society actors, promotes community-based knowledge on health and healthcare practices and gives co-producers sufﬁcient entrepreneurial space, the much praised term may be something more substantial than simply being another buzzword in the realm of welfare production.” https://www.researchgate.net/publication/257672641_An_Ambiguous_Concept_On_the_Meanings_of_Co-Production_for_Health_Care_Users_and_User_Organizations
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 […]