Co-production Library

Co-production Library


Beyond engagement and participation:

User and community co-production of public services, Public Administration -  by Tony Bovaird, University of Birmingham  (2007)

This article presents a conceptual framework for understanding the emerging role of user and community coproduction and presents several case studies that illustrate how different forms of coproduction have played out in practice.

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InS:PIRE (Intensive Care Syndrome: Promoting Independence and Return to Employment)

A programme at Glasgow Royal Infirmary involving a person centred five-week rehabilitation and support programme for intensive care unit survivors and their families. The sessions support people who have previously had a prolonged stay in intensive care to gain greater control over their health and wellbeing, as well as improve access to community resources.

This short film, ‘Inspiring Better Outcomes’ explains how People Powered Health and Wellbeing has Supported the project team to adopt a Personal Outcomes approach and how it has also linked participants to resources to enhance their recovery and keep them well.

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The Pilotlight project:

Run by Iriss aims to deliver four pathways to self-directed support in the form of service blueprints. These pathways will demonstrate how to tailor provision to seldom heard groups, providing more personalised and appropriate services and increasing the marketplace and specialisation of support providers.

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Fiona Garven, Co-Chair of the Scottish Co-production Network met with Sir Peter Housden to discuss co-production. In this wide ranging interview, the Permanent Secretary spoke about the importance of co-production to reforming public services in Scotland, empowering communities and reducing inequalities (full and edited versions available). Watch it here.

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