Consultancy support on co-producing services

SCIE are experts on co-production. Co-production is about professionals working in equal partnerships with people who use services and carers toward shared goals.

It means the engagement of those who use care and support services at all stages of planning, delivery and review.

We were nervous about how to approach co-production but SCIE’s engaging and positive approach has helped us make excellent progress.

Lisa Gregory, Head of Engagement Oxfordshire County Council.

We can help you to:

Co-production is about developing equal partnerships between people who use services, carers and professionals. Co-production can help with the implementation of the Care Act 2014; it encourages cost-effective services; and looks to providing improved user and carer experience of services. Co-production can be a slippery concept which is tricky to understand and hard to implement in practice. We can help you to make it work.

Co-production from SCIE

Our services include:

Co-production consultants and partners

All our co-production consultancy is delivered by highly experienced and knowledgable SCIE staff working alongside members of our co-production network. All consultants have direct experience of using social care services. We tailor our services to meet your requirements, timescale and budget. SCIE consultants include Tina Coldham, a member of SCIE's Co-Production Network, Pete Fleischmann, SCIE’s Head of Co-production and Kate Pieroudis, SCIE Co-production Support Manager.

SCIE’s co-production network includes 75 organisations and individuals with a wide range of skills, knowledge and expertise. The network is very diverse, covers a very wide range of client groups including seldom heard groups. If appropriate members of the network can contribute their specialist skills and contracts to consultancy contracts.

Co-production clients

National Institute for Health (NIHR) - INVOLVE Centre

Review of patient and public involvement in social care research, 2018-19
National Institute for Health (NIHR) logo

SCIE are undertaking a stock take review of coproduction and patient and public involvement in social care research to inform the development of good practice in public, patient and carer involvement in social care research.

Oxfordshire County Council

Co-production support from SCIE
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SCIE has been working with Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) to support it to understand and develop co-production.

The first phase of this work was sessions with a group of commissioners, engagement team staff, people who use services and carers. The group identified seven shifts that OCC would need to make to develop more effective co-production.

OCC has endorsed the seven shifts and have started an ambitious piece of work to further develop co-production. The new approach will include setting up a co-production board, a training programme for staff, annual events and pilot projects.

Over the next two years SCIE will be offering a range of support for the programme including leading on evaluating progress.

We were nervous about how to approach co-production but SCIE’s engaging and positive approach has helped us make excellent progress.

Lisa Gregory, Head of Engagement Oxfordshire County Council

Kirklees Council

Asset-based learning and development programme
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SCIE delivered training to Kirklees Council supporting staff over the Care Act. The emphasis was on behaviours and culture change and the role of champions. The council has commissioned SCIE to develop further learning and development.

Independent Children’s Homes Association

Participation review
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The Independent Children’s Homes Association commissioned SCIE to review participation in children's homes. A handbook will be produced on how to involve children and young people in residential settings in their care.