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Co-production Week 2023

National Co-production Week was back for an eighth year in July 2023. It celebrated the benefits of co-production, shared good practice and promoted the contribution of people who use services and carers in developing better public services.

The theme this year is Co-production in the real world

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.

What happened in 2023

An introductory film from John Evans, Disability Rights and Diversity Consultant

John Evans Co-production Week 2023

Events, activities and online resources

Programmes, activities and events hosted by SCIE and other partners promoting Co-production Week 2023 are listed below.

Around the country during the week

Northern Ireland. Involve Fest (in the West), a week-long celebration of co-production. The festival will celebrate and create awareness about the importance of involvement and hopes to encourage more staff, service users and carers to become engaged in involvement Activities throughout the week include: Service open days; Involvement Clinics for staff; and webinars.

Turn2us. Creating a spotlight session between co-production partners and panels. Turn2us is a national charity providing practical help to people who are struggling financially. The organisation supports people facing financial shocks and together we challenge the systems and perceptions that cause financial insecurity.

Hampshire. 6 July: The national launch of a film called ‘My Fight for Freedom’, about the life of disability rights activist John Evans, a SCIE Co-Production Steering Group member and ex-Trustee which was made in collaboration with Flexible Films.