Consultancy support for health and social care organisations to develop co-production in the design, delivery and review of services
Co-production is about working in equal partnership with people who use services, carers, and citizens. Co-production offers the chance to transform social care and health services.
SCIE's support and challenge was invaluable on our journey from engagement to co-productionKate Terroni, Director for Adult Services, Oxfordshire County Council
SCIE can help organisations to:
- gain an understanding of what co-production could mean for them
- develop a strategic plan to move toward a more co-productive approach
- facilitate accessible co-production events
- develop essential policies and procedures
- create effective co-production groups and boards
- develop co-production in service design, commissioning, delivery and in research
- evaluate the impact and outcomes of co-production
Our starting point is that meaningful co-production with people who use services and carers is central to developing quality services which improve outcomes.
Our work is based on the latest evidence and our extensive experience about what works to embed co-production in complex organisations.
Co-production in context
We understand that organisations will be at different stages of their co-production journey. And that organisations will have different needs depending on their size, services and history. We will tailor a package of support that fits your organisation and your budget.
Our skilled co-production team can find realistic and effective solutions to embedding co-production in organisations, programmes and projects.
Through our Co-production Network we have access to a diverse group of over 70 people who use services and carers to involve in our work.
We build local capability and capacity to ensure that co-production is sustainable.
Client case studies
Bespoke co-production training
SCIE and Co-production Works, a specialist consultancy, co-designed and delivered four training sessions to 75 Barnardo’s staff. Barnardo’s are committed to developing co-production skills across all functions of the organisation.
Setting up and facilitating a co-production panel to support the evaluation of NHS England‘s Integrated Personal Commissioning Programme.
Development of co-production vision and plan
Kirklees Council has asked SCIE to help it develop and deliver a new vision for co-production in adult social care. SCIE has been asked to work with the authority’s Co-production Steering Group.
Developing a co-production approach
Facilitating an awayday for staff, board and people who use services to develop organisation-wide co-production approach.
Writing a co-production report
Researching and writing a report on co-production and user/carer involvement in social care research.
Involving people with learning disabilities
Designing and supporting a process to meaningfully involve people with learning disabilities in the development of NICE social care guidelines.
Supporting a co-production programme
Two-year programme of support to increase co-production in Oxfordshire County Council’s adult social care services. Including support to set up a Co-production Board and Champions Group, training and evaluation.
Evaluating a vanguard
Co-production of an evaluation of Sutton Homes Care Vanguard.
Facilitating an event
Facilitating an event including both professionals and people who use services to support the physiotherapy and pain management teams to develop a co-production approach.
Living Better Lives – Co-production
South Tyneside Council is in the process of developing a new five-year strategy for adult social care and has asked SCIE to support the co-production of the strategy and talk to local people about how they want to continue to be involved in co-production.
With a focus on people, place and partnerships, the draft Living Better Lives strategy (2022-2026) aims to build upon the social movement seen at the very start of the pandemic by expanding links with the community, voluntary and faith sectors as well as the housing, education and business sectors.
SCIE has designed and run several online and face-to=face co-production events to discuss the draft strategy with local people and ensuring it reflects people’s priorities. The events have also been used as an opportunity to explore how local people want to be involved in the future on adult social care decision-making, and what approaches might work best.
SCIE has also been asked to design and run co-production training events to build the knowledge and expertise of staff in co-production with local people.