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NLCF report: A Meeting of Minds: how co-production benefits people, professionals and organisations

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 wanted to show what co-production can look like and the impact it can have. So we looked at partnerships from our five strategic programmes to find out about the experiences of the people and organisations involved.

The report shares ideas, examples, and inspiration from some of the 58 funded partnerships. Together with local people and stakeholders, these partnerships have co-produced services to support people facing challenges and transitions at different points in their lives.

The report will be useful for people considering how they can work together with people with lived experience, or for sector professionals who want to do more to support co-production in their organisation.

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