Co-production in adult social care: Evaluation report

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has supported and evaluated Oxfordshire County Council’s programme to embed co-production into adult social care in Oxfordshire. SCIE supported the design and delivery of the programme, providing advice, support, and guidance, co-designing and delivering training, and leading the evaluation.

This evaluation covers the first two-years of the programme. It took a co-production approach; two peer researchers undertook the bulk of the fieldwork and added their insights as experienced co-production experts. SCIE co-ordinated the evaluation, working closely with the peer researchers, Oxfordshire staff and board members.

SCIE worked with the co-production board, team and senior leaders to identify and agree a set of aims and outcomes against which progress was evaluated. The evaluation found that good progress had been made against all four aims: