System Change Priority: Co-Production
Co-production is about people with lived experience and service providers:
- Rebalancing the power structure and creating a level playing field
- Recognising each other’s assets
- Problem solving together
- Educating each other
- Debating with each other and listening
- Making things better
It includes co-design, co-delivery and co-evaluation of services, including decision making in the allocation of resources and the role of volunteers in the service.
Everyone has assets they can use to help others but sometimes a lack of confidence and the labels someone may carry can mask their value.