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What is Co-production?

Co-production is when professionals and people who use services work together in equal partnership to design, deliver and review services.

What is the Co-production Network?

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:

  • Shape local health and social care services.
  • Really listen and engage with local people.
  • Make decisions about services together.
  • Work with and engage the wider community.

How do the Co-production Network meetings work?

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.

This is what the Jargon Buster looks like now.

What has the Co-production Network been doing?

  • Agreed how the group would work together and what we should focus on.
  • Had training about Co-production, as well as Safeguarding, Equality and Diversity and Communication skills.
  • Worked with Healthwatch to co-design a new framework for enter and view inspections of Slough Care Homes
  • A community representative took park in the procurement process to help select the new provider for the Promoting Safe and Positive Lifestyles service (previously known as housing related support).

The video below explains the recruitment process that took place for members:

Find out more

To find out more or to get involved contact: or call Beth Reed on 01753 875538.