National Co-production Week
Sharing Power: 1-5 July 2019

For the fourth year running, Co-production Week will celebrate the benefits of co-production, share good practice and highlight the contribution of people who use services and carers to 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 that offers people real choice and control.

Sharing power

This year we want to talk about power- how this needs to be shared more equally with people who use services and carers.

We'll show, with practical examples, live guests and innovative seminars how more equal partnerships with people who use services and carers can be achieved. After all, it is only when everyone’s contribution is valued equally and power is shared that meaningful co-production can happen.

Last year we wanted to break down the barriers to co-production. View full one hour webinar

This year we want people to tweet, email and blog about their experiences of power with examples of when this has been shared- what did this look like and what was the outcome? Tweet using #coproweek or email

SCIE's Co-production Week activities

What else is happening in July 2019?

We are asking organisations and individuals to:

Co-production webinar: Holding accessible and inclusive meetings

One of the day to day activities of almost all co-production projects are meetings. But how do we make sure that our meetings allow everyone to take part, do not exclude anyone, and support project progress effectively? What is the best way to recruit a diverse group including people with a range of disabilities and carers? What training might participants and staff need, what about a terms of reference, chairing and ground rules?

We’ll cover: SCIE’s co-production principles and Top tips for holding accessible meetings including with children and young people, disabled people, people with learning difficulties.

When: July 3rd 15.00-16.00

This webinar will be of interest to all those working in social care services who are working with, or planning on working with, people who use services and carers.

Book here.

Co-production Festival: 04 July 2019

A unique CPD-accredited learning event for National Co-production Week 2019.

A unique CPD-accredited learning event for National Co-production Week 2019

The theme for the fourth annual Co-production Week is sharing power. We'll be exploring how power can be shared more equally between professionals, and people who use services and carers.

Speakers and live performers include:

  • Lemn Sissay, poet, broadcaster and care leaver
  • Paul Burstow, SCIE Chair
  • Dr Ossie Stuart, equality and diversity consultant
  • Kate Terroni, Chief Inspector for social care at the Care Quality Commission

Seminar options for the day:

  • INVOLVE, sharing power in research
  • Oxfordshire County Council, overcoming barriers to co-production in a large, complex organisation
  • People First Self-Advocacy and People First Lambeth, sharing power with people with learning difficulties
  • SQW and SCIE sharing power in the evaluation of services
  • Think Local Act Personal, sharing power around the personalisation of services
  • SCIE Research Team, Sharing power with children and young people

Free for people who use services or carers. For professionals, £95 plus VAT.

04 July, Arlington House, Camden, London. 10:30am – 4:00pm

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:

Contact SCIE

For further information about National Co-production Week and support with co-production in your organisation please email