Co-Production Week 2023

Co-production Week this year ran from 3-7 July and is a key concept in the development of public services. The term Co-production describes working in partnership with people who use care and support services such as parents, carers and families. All parties involved are equal partners and co-creators. Co-production should be used to develop preventative, strength-based services, support assessment, shape the local care market, and plan information and advice services. For 2023, the eighth year running, the theme was ‘Co-production in the real world’. Steered by the Social Care Institute for Excellence you can find more information about them here

This year, if you haven’t already seen on our pages, we shared an interesting blog by Cleo Lapidge “Co-Production in the real world in Worcestershire”

FiP actively encourages and supports parents and young people to co-produce and participate in the decisions relating to their SEND needs. A current example is the launch of the Worcestershire County Council Co-production eLearning Module. Initially raised by FiP as something all staff need to utilise in their day to day working practice, we worked alongside WCF, SENDIASS and H&W ICS to create the module.

You will find other examples of co-production in this page such as the Parent Carer Engagement Toolkit and the DFN Internship program.

The concept of co-production has not changed and the content of these two films are as relevant today as they were when they were produced.

National Coproduction Week – YouTube

Families in Partnership FIP Our Coproduction Journey in Worcestershire – YouTube