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What is co-production?
Presentation for the housing and
support community
Acknowledgements
This presentation has been prepared by the DCLG Supporting People
Personalisation Working Party.
It has developed from the sub-group on coproduction. This is a group of
people who believe that coproduction is an important way to design and
deliver housing support services now and in the future. These people
include those with lived experience of using services, those who
provide services and those who commission them.
It draws on the work of the new economics foundation, an organisation
supporting coproduction in the UK.
www.neweconomics .org
Purpose
This is an introduction to Co-production
It is to help you understand more about what it means and what you
can do
We hope it will be accessible to a wide range of people
We encourage you to talk to each other about what it means for you
and how you can begin to do things differently
Co-production is an on-going process:
“Working together as equals to achieve
change”
Defining Co-Production
“Co-production means designing
and delivering services in an
equal and reciprocal relationship
between professionals, people
using services, their families and
their neighbours.” nef
D. Mello’s Co-production equation
E + P = C
Expertise
Partnership
Creation
Bring what
we know and
the best we
have to offer
Working together
as equals,
celebrating each
other’s expertise
With the
objective of
producing
something
By Augusto D. Mello in partnership with Look Ahead Housing and Care
Centre for Welfare Reform – www.centreforwelfarereform.org
Key Features of Coproduction
People have strengths and assets
Based on what we can do
Key Features of Coproduction
A way of thinking, a way of doing,
not a model
Working together, sharing
power
Key Features of Coproduction
Peer support as a key activity
Breaking down barriers between
people – professionals, users
carers, neighbours
Case study
People living in their own homes but sharing their skills and talents with
each other.
Establishing local networks of volunteers, members (those with support
needs), community support workers, supported living managers.
Support available in the community is at least as important as support
which is paid for.
KeyRing members co-produce their support as a community.
How does co-production work?
Who is providing services?
Who is planning and designing services?
Professionals
only
Professionals,
users, and
communities
Users and
communities
only
Professionals
only
Traditional
professional
service provision
Traditional User
Involvement in
planning & design
Self-funders buying
professionally
delivered services
Professionals,
users, and
communities
Traditional User
Involvement in
service delivery
Full
Co-production
User & Community
delivery of services
with little formal
planning or design
Users and
communities
only
Traditional User
Led services
User & community
delivery of coplanned services
Self-organised
community
groups
How does it work?
It’s more than
user voice…
It’s more than
user led
design…
…but
listening to
and valuing
user input is
key
…but
designing
services
together is
key
It’s more than
user
involvement…
…but
involving
users as
equals is key
It’s more than
self-organised
support…
…but
organising
together is
key
Things some people say
‘’Our clients are too vulnerable to be
exposed to non professional support. We
don’t want them to be at risk, so its safer
for them to stay in the day centre’’
This isn’t co-production
Things some people say
‘’We have a service user representative on
our board, but we wouldn’t want them
getting involved on the ground. That’s the
role of the staff. Our customers expect to
be looked after’’.
This isn’t co-production
Things some people say
‘’We try to encourage people’s participation,
but once we’ve considered the risk
assessments and CRB checking its often
easier for our staff to do things’’
This isn’t co-production
Things some people say
‘’We know our staff have great professional
expertise, but they can’t always be there
for people all the time, so we make it our
job to connect the people who we support
to other people and organisations in the
community, and develop peer support”
This could be co-production
Things some people say
‘’Everyone who is part of this service is
expected to make a contribution based on
their skills and interests. All our members
expect to be actively involved in setting up
activities and generating ideas.’’
This is co-production
Tools which can be used
Asset mapping
Appreciative enquiry
(Imagine)
Tools which can be used
Peer research
Co-production audit and self
reflection tools
Co-production practitioners’
website
www.coproductionnetwork.com
Useful websites
• www.coproductionnetwork.com
• http://www.abcdinstitute.org/
• http://www.timebanking.org/
• http://www.thinklocalactpersonal.org.uk/Browse/
Coproduction/
More information…
More resources from the Personalisation and
Supporting People Working Group can be found
on the Sitra micro-site
www.sitra.org/1571/

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