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.
- Webinar: Let’s get real about co-production. View the recording
- Online workshop session: Becoming central to my world. View the recording
- Results of the SCIE co-production survey
- Release of two animated films on co-production
- A new document, ‘Two Journeys of Co-production’, brings together different approaches, ideas, and experimentation around co-production happening in the East of England and West Midlands ADASS regions. It has been created to share ideas and inspire folks to develop their approach to co-production. Two podcasts discuss the same issues. From TLAP with SCIE support.
- Blogs throughout the week
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.
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: