Co-production is when professionals and people who use services work together in equal partnership to design, deliver and review services.
The Co-production Network is made up of local people with experience of health and social care services and professionals from Adult Social Care, Healthwatch and East Berkshire CCG. The group launched in March 2019 to change the way local statutory authorities work with people who use health and social care services.
The group aims to:
The group meet every 2 months, as well as attending various training sessions and workshops.
You can read the group contract here
It is important that everyone is equal in the meetings, regardless of their experience or if they are representing a statutory organisation. One of the tools that we use is a Jargon Buster. This means whenever anyone uses a word or term that someone doesn’t understand, we write it on the wall with a definition.
The video below explains the recruitment process that took place for members:
To find out more or to get involved contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Beth Reed on 01753 875538.