Co-production Week 2020

Co-production week 2020 took place from 6 July to 10 July.

Co-production Week was back for the fifth year to celebrate the benefits of co-production, share good practice and promote the contribution of people who use services and carers in 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 offers people real choice and control.

This year, the theme was ‘Co-production in a changing world’.

Co-production in a changing world

Using practical examples and online activity from across the country, we demonstrated how co-production can still meaningfully take place even in a changing and uncertain world. We were delighted to be able to promote Co-production Week online, even if that did mean we couldn't celebrate together in person.

As John Evans from SCIE’s Co-production, Equalities & Human Rights Steering Group put it:

We believe that co-production is more crucial now than ever. One of the inspiring features of this pandemic is seeing how co-production has come into its own in local communities to find solutions to the problems we have been facing. It has been very moving too - seeing the emergence of self-help and mutual groups springing up to make that vital difference to their communities.

With a variety of activities during the week from a number of national organisations, we demonstrated how meaningful co-production can still take place. We showed that, despite the COVID-19 crisis, there are still opportunities to involve people who use services and carers more in how health and social care is designed, delivered and evaluated.

Events, activities and online resources

Programmes, activities and events hosted by SCIE and other partners promoting Co-production Week 2020 are listed below. Watch webinar recordings, read through some blogs or have a browse of some practical examples of co-production.

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: