Co-production is a process that creates change. It is a way of working with, rather than doing to, people and communities to achieve better outcomes.
A co-production project sees people who access support as assets and builds on people’s existing capabilities. In addition, it breaks down the barriers between people who use services and professionals. Co-production projects are planned, developed and delivered by a group of people who have different backgrounds and interests.
The outputs of a co-production process can be huge, such as services, processes and pathways, or small, such as a community hall’s furniture, a poster, a blog page. Done well, the co-production process can support organisations and individuals become agents for change.
This free resource focuses on putting ideas into action. You don’t need to be an expert in co-production prior to planning a project. Work through the guide and see how you get on.
The resource comprises:
- project planning workbook to take you from initial ideas to running co-production workshops
- guide to planning co-production projects
- suite of Iriss facilitation tools
Download the resource in three parts from this page
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Your step by step guide to planning co-production projects
Useful project planning tools to get you thinking everything through
A collection of facilitation tools to get you started running workshops and having meaningful discussion
Not sure how to get started? We have developed our ‘Project Springboard’ tool as a quick introduction to co-production project planning that complements the planner. This free resource is designed to ‘chunk’ some of the the things you need to think about when you are in the very initial stages of thinking about a project. The tool covers the following topics
- Project Springboard – clarifying your idea, exploring power dynamics and thinking about timescales
- Asset bank – what resources do you already have and what else do you need to find to complete your project
- Team builder – who do you need in your co-production team and how will you get them together?
- Workshops that work – think through your co-production sessions to make sure you get the most out of them