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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:

  1.  project planning workbook to take you from initial ideas to running co-production workshops
  2.  guide to planning co-production projects
  3.  suite of Iriss facilitation tools

We hope you enjoy using the resource.

Download the resource in three parts from this page. We have limited numbers of print copies of the planner. If you need a print copy, please email us to discuss at 

We’re keen to know how it made a difference, so please provide us with your feedback



Download the Guide

Your step by step guide to planning co-production projects


Download the Workbook

Useful project planning tools to get you thinking everything through


Download the Tools

A collection of facilitation tools to get you started running workshops and having meaningful discussion


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