Co-production in social care: What it is and how to do it
How to do co-production - Introduction
This section explains how to put co-production approaches into practice in organisations and projects. It uses a jigsaw model for the management of change.
The four pieces of the jigsaw are:
- culture – the beliefs and values that define an organisation and the way that it works
- structure – the way the organisation is arranged and the systems it has set up to carry out its work
- practice – how the organisation and the people who work for it carry out their work
- review – monitoring how the work is carried out and the outcomes or impacts that result from the work.
This is a ‘whole systems approach’ that SCIE originally adopted for participation  because:
- organisations must change at every level – from senior management to frontline staff – if they want to achieve meaningful participation
- participation should become part of daily practice – and not be a one-off activity
- participation operates at different levels as there are many ways to involve people who use services in different types of decisions. 
SCIE now sees the jigsaw model as a useful way to approach co-production and has used it for its own co-production strategy. 
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