What is co-production?
There is no single-definition or formula for co-production. Below are some definitions of co-production:
"a way of working wherby citizens and decision-makers, or people who use services, family carers and service providers work together to create a decision or service which works for all of them. (SCIE)
"an equal relationship between people who use services and the people responsible for services. They work together from design to delivery, sharing strategic design-making about policies as well as decisions about the best way to deliver services." (Think Local Act Personal)".
"Co-production is a way of working that involves people who use health and care services, carers and communities in equal parternship: and which engages groups of people at the earliest stages of service design, development and evaluation. Co-production acknowledges that people with 'lived-experience' of a particular condition are often best placed to advise on what support and services will make a positive difference to their lives. Done well, co-production helps to ground dicussions in reality, and to maintain a person-centered perspective." (Coalition for Collaborative Care/ NHS England).
dasl co-production group - Personal Health Budgets
dasl is facilitating a new co-production group, looking at how to improve the use of Personal Health Budgets (PHBs) across South East London boroughs including Lambeth. Through this work, we aim to enable people with lived experience to become informed about how PHBs work and facilitate the group to recommend a way to expand PHBs across South East London.
The group is made up of people from Lambeth and Southwark who have experience of using or managing a PHB or Direct Payments (DPs) and people who use mental health services. The group also include relatives or carers of the above people.
Co-production in South East London
In addition, the NHS South East London Clinical Commisioning Group commissioned dasl to work with people with lived experience across the 6 boroughs of South East London to enable them to understand the aims of personalised care and building a co-production network.
To find out more about dasl's co-production work, get in touch with Roxane, our Co-production Mentor.