Co-production in Slough

Co Production: working together in Slough video

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Transcript

[Working together: our town needs you]

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Do you or anyone you know use care or support services in Slough? We are setting up a co-production group and we want you to get involved and have your say.

[Alan Sinclair, Director of Adults and Communities at Slough:] Co-production is a new way of working in a way that supports people to be equal partners and decision making about the range of services that we want to have in place. And we want to make sure we get people around the table who are able to contribute in the lively discussions and debates; bringing their expertise about the range of services and supports available in Slough now.

[Why get involved?]

[Karen Evans, Co-chair of Slough Learning Disability Partnership Board:] People with disabilities and mental health don't get a say very often and I think it's important they do. 

[Zhora Jefferies, Member of Slough Carers Partnership Board:] I got involved with Slough Borough Council because I wanted to get involved in the community. 

[Scott Miles, Member of Slough Autism Partership Board:] It's about individualising services. It's not about a one service that fits all. 

[Would you recommend other people get involved?]

[Shanaz Paxton, Member of Slough Mental Health Partnership Board:] We're not isolated in little groups around the town you know, one service and another service. We're actually just forming one big group, one big network.

[Bernadette Bates, Member of Slough Carers Partnership Board:] But once you get them involved, they then are a mine of information which Slough Borough Council needs. It needs the information to go forward.

[Zhora Jefferies, Member of Slough Carers Partnership Board:] Because there's a lot of people in Slough in the community that really don't know where to get this information and what's available out there.

[What is your experience?]

[Scott Miles, Member of Slough Autism Partership Board:] I have various different conditions and I felt that no one has judged me for those conditions. 

[Karen Evans, Co-chair of Slough Learning Disability Partnership Board:] It's made me realise that I can achieve what I want to achieve.

[Zhora Jefferies, Member of Slough Carers Partnership Board:] I know being involved I love it and I've learnt a hell of a lot.

[Karen Evans, Co-chair of Slough Learning Disability Partnership Board:] It could change your life, as it's changed mine.

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