Co-production in social care: What it is and how to do it
SCIE Guide 51
Published: October 2015
Co-production is a key concept in the development of public services. It has the potential to make an important contribution to all of the big challenges that face social care services.
This is a guide to what co-production is and how to develop co-productive approaches to working with people who use services and carers. It is aimed at managers and commissioners, frontline practitioners and people who use services and carers.
Here you will find a summary of the key recommendations from the guide.
Overview of the development of co-production in social care.
Definitions and principles of co-production, policy context, and personalisation and economics of co-production.
The changes organisations need to make to implement co-production in social care.
Full details on each of the 16 practice examples quoted in the guide and how they approach co-production.
Short films produced to show co-production in action.
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- Co-production in social care: What it is and how to do it (Guide)
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