National Co-production Week
Co-production week 2020 will take place from 06 July to 10 July. Keep an eye on this page for more updates throughout the year.
What we got up to in 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.
Last year we 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.
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 email@example.com
SCIE's Co-production Week activities
- The fourth annual Co-production Festival/ Learning Event was on Thursday 4th July in London.
- Webinar - a free online taster for SCIE’s new training session Co-production: Holding accessible and inclusive meetings
- Our Co-production Week blog is packed with examples of co-production across a range of sectors and organisations.
- Our Podcast from guests including Oxfordshire County Council’s Co-Production Team and Walsingham Support Services on co-production in action, listen now.
- Our Twitter event on 3rd July - see more @SCIE_socialcare
- Our tweets about Co-production Week
- We have launched ‘Breaking down the barriers to co-production’ a short report based on co-production week 2018
- We created a nationwide online survey to get a picture of what people across the UK think about co-production in social care. View the findings.
What else happened in July 2019?
We asked organisations and individuals to:
- hold events about co-production - tell us about your event and we’ll promote it
- contribute to the Co-production Week blog. Co-production Week blog
- tell us about examples of good practice in co-production. We will include the best ones in our co-production guide’s ‘practice examples’ section
- tweet about co-production using the hashtag #coproweek
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:
- Co-production in social care: What it is and how to do it (Guide)
- Co-production training
- Co-production Network
- Enquire about tailored co-production training or consultancy support
For further information about National Co-production Week and support with co-production in your organisation please email firstname.lastname@example.org