Co-production Week 2020

Co-production week 2020 will take place from 6 July to 10 July. Keep an eye on this page for more updates.

Co-production Week is 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 is ‘Co-production in a changing world’.

Co-production in a changing world

Using practical examples and online activity from across the country, we will show how co-production can still meaningfully take place even in a changing and uncertain world. We are delighted to be able to promote Co-production Week online even if we can’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 will be demonstrating how meaningful co-production can still take place. We will show 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. Join a webinar or a workshop, read through some blogs or have a browse of some practical examples of co-production.

This list is being regularly updated – so do check back occasionally for new events and activities.

Get involved

We’re asking individuals and organisation to share their experiences of co-production and ways of working over the last few months – what did this look like and what was the outcome? Share on social media using #CoProWeek. These could be blogs, practice examples, or short posts about opportunities and challenges for co-production in our rapidly changing world.

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: