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 Think Co-Production is?

• Working alongside others, towards a shared interest, to equally influence projects.
• Equal partnership with Service Users, to combine their experience with professionals, to achieve a shared goal.
• Working in equal collaboration with individuals and professionals to determine the outcome of a project.
• Bringing people together to meet in the middle.
• For objectives and outcomes to be set by everyone.

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.

True 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.