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The Co-production Commitment

As part of Co-production Week 2020, 6–10 July, we want organisations and individuals to make a Co-production Commitment.

The Commitment means promising to do at least one thing to support co-production. For organisations, it could be anything from doing a new co-production plan to sending some staff on a training course to find out about co-production. Individuals can look at how they can do more co-production in their work.

Ideas to help with your commitment

You can co-produce your own Commitment but here is a list of SCIE’s principles for co-production to give you some ideas.

The principles come from SCIE’s guide Co-production in social care: what it is and how to do it. The ideas for the commitments come from discussion groups at SCIE’s Co-production Festival 2016.

Equality – everyone has assets
We will share power by working and making choices with everyone as equal partners.

Diversity – everyone’s included
We will include and work with everyone in our community.

Accessibility – no barriers for anyone
We will make what we do accessible as we think this is a very important part of giving power to people who use services and carers.

Reciprocity – everyone benefits
We will value people taking part in co-production – paying expenses and fees or rewarding them in other ways.

Other ideas for meeting the Co-production Commitment

  • Use co-production to make real changes
  • Put money into co-production
  • Do things in different ways
  • Appoint a co-production champion
  • Think about what is going well and not so well in your co-production work
  • Build up new relationships through co-production

Tell us about your Co-production Commitment and how you are going to do it

Please email your commitment and include: Name, Organisation, and Role/Job title

Email your commitment to; you can also tweet #coprocommitment

We will be publishing a list of everyone’s commitments in the run-up to Co-production Week.