Co-production is a way of working that involves people who use health and care services, carers and communities in equal partnership; and which engages groups of people at the earliest stages of service design, development and evaluation.
Co-production acknowledges that people with ‘lived experience’ of a particular condition are often best placed to advise on what support and services will make a positive difference to their lives. Done well, co-production helps to ground discussions in reality, and to maintain a person-centred perspective.
Co-production is part of a range of approaches that includes citizen involvement, participation, engagement and consultation. It is a cornerstone of self-care, of person-centred care and of health-coaching approaches. Find out more about Personalised Care here.
You may also be interested to check out our co-production webpage outlining more information about our approach to co-production.
How we can help
C4PC can connect with our network of Partners to offer a range of services to health and social care organisations.
These may include:
- consultation and workshop facilitation
- links to co-production and lived-experience experts
- advice and information about Personalised Care best practice
- access to our extensive network of Partner organisations
Please feel free to email us if you would like to become a Coalition Partner, or to discuss how we might be able to assist you.