Co-Production

What Is Co-Production?

Intermediate: active recognition of people’s skills – they are seen and supported as contributions and ideas for improvement but tends to be as a way of helping deliver services.

Transformational: where the power and control changes, people are actively involved in all aspects of design, commissioning and delivery of services, and involvement is not depending on their skills being relevant to the service.

What Do The SUN Network Team Consider to be Co-Production?

• Co-Production in it’s truest sense is not to be confused with Collaboration, Involvement, Engagement or Consultation
• An Equitable strengths-based partnership  between Service Users, Carers, General Public, Service Providers and Commissioners, to achieve a shared goal.
• Working Together on a whole process from Conception, Design, Implementation and Evaluation of services 
• A meaningful experience for all involved 

The SUN Networks aspirations for Co-Production

For Service Users to be embedded in the development, improvement and ongoing evaluation of services. Where they have an integral role and influence in the design of services.

Ongoing co-production where individuals with personal experience are co-facilitating projects.

For it to be standard practice for individuals to be financially, practically and emotionally supported with their involvement by service providers.

To ensure the piece of work has purpose and meaning and is empowering for all those involved.

Transformational: where the power and control changes, people are actively involved in all aspects of design, commissioning and delivery of services, and involvement is not depending on their skills being relevant to the service.