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Paying people who receive benefits – Co-production and participation

This ‘at a glance’ briefing looks at benefit changes that can make it easier for people who use services and carers to get involved in paid co-production/participation in health and social care. The benefit rates quoted are correct at time of publication (January 2019). Permitted Work rates are now revised in April to put them in line with the rates for the new National Living Wage. Read the full briefing here. 

The meaning of co-production for health care users and user organizations

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