Co-production is a process that creates change. It is a way of working with, rather than doing to, people and communities to achieve better outcomes.
A co-production project sees people who access support as assets and builds on people’s existing capabilities. In addition, it breaks down the barriers between people who use services and professionals. Co-production projects are planned, developed and delivered by a group of people who have different backgrounds and interests.
The outputs of a co-production process can be huge, such as services, processes and pathways, or small, such as a community hall’s furniture, a poster, a blog page. Done well, the co-production process can support organisations and individuals become agents for change.
This free resource focuses on putting ideas into action. You don’t need to be an expert in co-production prior to planning a project. Work through the guide and see how you get on.
The resource comprises:
- project planning workbook to take you from initial ideas to running co-production workshops
- guide to planning co-production projects
- suite of Iriss facilitation tools
We hope you enjoy using the resource.
Download the resource in three parts from this page.
You may also like to follow the Making Co-production Happen blog by Josie Vallely.
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