Co-production is an idea whose time has come. Put simply, co-production demonstrates that people’s needs are better met when they are involved in an equal and reciprocal relationship with professionals and others, working together to get things done. This is the key to transforming public services so that they are effective, affordable and sustainable in the long term. The ‘big society’ needs co-production at its heart – not as a marginal experiment, but as the standard way of planning and delivering services. Our aim is to establish co-production as a new paradigm for designing and delivering services.
For almost a year now we have been working with a group of innovative front line practitioners, and have gained valuable insights into the radical potential of co-production. To promote this learning, we would like to invite you to the launch of our latest publication which looks at the policy needed to take co-production into the mainstream.
Ed Andersson, Deputy Director, Involve
David Boyle, nef fellow and author of the publication
Phillip Colligan, Executive Director of the Public Services Lab
Anna Coote, Head of Social Policy, nef
Mike Haslam, Department of Health Personalisation Policy Team
Garath Symonds, Deputy Director of Services for Young People
When & Where
The Coproduction Roadshows are jointly hosted by the Coproduction Practitioners Network NESTA, nef and a range of partners across the country including Scotland's Futures Forum, the Welsh Assembly Government, SPICE, Coprodnet, Governance International, Birmingham University and Timebanking UK.