The Co-production Network is a key part of SCIE's co-production strategy. Its role is to support user, carer and equality groups’ involvement in SCIE’s strategic decision making and provide a pool of stakeholders which SCIE can work with to co-produce projects and programmes.
Membership of the Network is made up of:
- National user-controlled organisations
- National carer-controlled organisations
- Equality group organisations
- Organisations representing and working with other seldom heard groups.
It also includes people who use services and carers who have been involved in SCIE's work and projects and individuals and representatives from local organisations who bring perspectives not represented by other members of the Network.
There are currently around 65 members of the Network. It is chaired by a SCIE board member who is a service user. Tina Coldham was appointed to this role through an open recruitment process.
The Co-production, Equalities and Human Rights Steering Group is a sub-group with members of the Network, trustees and SCIE staff. Its role is to advise SCIE on the development of the co-production strategy and on equality, diversity and human rights issues. It also highlights the importance of a social model approach in SCIE's work.
The Co-production Charter sets out how SCIE aims to work with people who use services, their carers and equality groups. The Charter has been developed through consultation with members of our Co-production Network, SCIE staff and Board. The Charter demonstrates SCIE's aspiration to model the behaviour we promote. The Charter is part of 'Towards Co-production', SCIE's new approach to the involvement of users and carers.
Find out more: SCIE's co-production charter
The Co-production Network works with a range of organisations including:
Steering group members
Laura Able Open
- Has worked with SCIE for several years on a range of projects.
- Just got her MA degree which included work on co-production.
- Is a trustee at Healthyminds Calderdale and on the board of the Centre for Social Work Practice.
Tina Coldham Open
- SCIE trustee and chair of the Co-production Network.
- Actively involved in many aspects of SCIE's work.
- Works on a range of mental health/survivor projects outside of SCIE as and consultant, trainer and researcher.
- Works with the National Institute for Health Research.
- A Director of the Health and Social Care Advisory Service.
- Tina tweets
John Evans Open
- SCIE trustee
- Has a long history of work on independent living for disabled people and supporting personal budgets.
- Works with the Department of Health and Think Local Act Personal’s National Co-production Advisory Group.
- Involved in independent living with European organisations and has done lots of international work.
Larry Gardiner Open
- Involved in several projects with SCIE including work on the Mental Capacity Act and has spoken at several SCIE events.
- Works with the Department of Health on strength based commissioning.
- Helped SCIE get a commission to do training and other support on co-production with Oxfordshire County Council.
- Working to set up a co-production dementia group in Oxford.
Catherine Goodall Open
- Development Officer for Social Care at the Council for Disabled Children, part of the National Children’s Bureau.
- Leads on transition for the organisation and supports the delivery and management of the social care regional support offer, and manages the Transition Information Network.
- Delivers training on a range of social care topics, including the supported decision making, the Mental Capacity Act and the legislation relating to disabled children and young people and people with special educational needs to decision makers, practitioners and parents.
Jane Green Open
- New member and has done a lot of work with SCIE including training on the Care Act.
- Member of the Guideline Committee on transitions from children’s to adult services for the NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care.
- Her work background is in education and she has a son who has autism and is the carer for her parents.
- Involved with a local carers’ group.
Sid Jeewa Open
- Has done various work with SCIE including staff training and work on board reports.
- Is on the Guideline Committee on service user experience for the NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care.
- Works as a consultant running and designing courses.
Matt Langsford Open
- Has worked with SCIE for seven years since being involved in the Care Leavers’ Stories project.
- Was involved in SCIE project on looked after children and mental health.
- Works on the New Belongings programme which SCIE may now be working on.
- Is on a social house scrutiny panel.
- Is founder and managing director of Support, Enhance, and Thrive (SET), a charity for care leavers.
Kevin Minier Open
- Has worked with SCIE for several years on a wide range of projects including a Guideline Committee with the NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care
- Works directly with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on other guidelines.
- Has been the carer for his parents for 25 years.
- Is involved with developing co-production with Hertfordshire County Council and used to work with Carers Herts.
June Sadd Open
- Has been involved with SCIE for many years.
- Very involved in training for social workers working with the University of Bath and others, mainly around the southwest.
- Works with Mind and with the Care Quality Commission as an Expert by Experience.
Ossie Stuart Open
- SCIE trustee
- Has worked with the Universities of Oxford, Surrey and York and written about the experiences of disabled people from Black and Minority Ethnic communities and social care.
- Provides disability and equality and diversity training for a range of organisations.
Kath Sutherland-Cash Open
- New member and has worked with the NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care.
- Background as an education consultant and now runs StartAbility, a company providing information and support to individuals and businesses on equality and employ issues.
- Also works with the Association of Disabled Professionals and the Disabled Entrepreneurs Network.
Jennifer Taylor Open
- Has worked with SCIE for a long time.
- Has been in films produced by SCIE.
- Is the mentor for Cecilia Mercier (who works in the Co-production Team).
- Has worked with People First Lambeth for many years, helping people get out and about and is working with SCIE on a Big Lottery bid to support this work.
- Works with Shaping Our Lives on a range of projects including research and the report We Are Not Stupid.
Patrick Wood Open
- Has worked with SCIE on co-production and Care Act training.
- Has written about advocacy.
- Has worked with mental health/survivor groups since 1990.
- Is the coordinator of a network of mental health/survivor trainers in Sheffield.