National Co-production Week
Sharing Power: 1-5 July 2019

For the fourth year running, Co-production Week celebrated the benefits of co-production, shared good practice and highlighted the contribution of people who use services and carers to developing better public services.

Co-production is about working in equal partnership with people using services, carers, families and citizens. Co-production offers the chance to transform social care and health provision to a model that that offers people real choice and control.

Sharing power

This year talked about power and how this needs to be shared more equally with people who use services and carers.

We showed, with practical examples, live guests and innovative seminars how more equal partnerships with people who use services and carers can be achieved. After all, it is only when everyone’s contribution is valued equally and power is shared that meaningful co-production can happen.

This year we got people to tweet, email and blog about their experiences of power with examples of when this has been shared- what did this look like and what was the outcome? Tweet using #coproweek or email copro@scie.org.uk

SCIE's Co-production Week activities

What else happened in July 2019?

We asked organisations and individuals to:

Co-production Festival: 04 July 2019

A unique CPD-accredited learning event for National Co-production Week 2019

The theme for the fourth annual Co-production Week was sharing power. We explored how power can be shared more equally between professionals, and people who use services and carers.

Speakers and live performers included:

  • Lemn Sissay, poet, broadcaster and care leaver
  • Paul Burstow, SCIE Chair
  • Dr Ossie Stuart, equality and diversity consultant
  • Kate Terroni, Chief Inspector for social care at the Care Quality Commission

Seminar options for the day were:

  • INVOLVE, sharing power in research
  • Oxfordshire County Council, overcoming barriers to co-production in a large, complex organisation
  • People First Self-Advocacy and People First Lambeth, sharing power with people with learning difficulties
  • SQW and SCIE sharing power in the evaluation of services
  • Think Local Act Personal, sharing power around the personalisation of services
  • SCIE Research Team, Sharing power with children and young people

SCIE and co-production

SCIE has a long history of being at the forefront of co-production. To find out more about SCIE’s work around co-production see:

Contact SCIE

For further information about National Co-production Week and support with co-production in your organisation please email copro@scie.org.uk