Co-production is people, communities and service providers working together in the shaping, planning and delivery of more effective public services. We are particularly interested in how it can support Community Planning and Engagement by helping service users and providers to:
- share knowledge and expertise;
- build mutual trust;
- deepen participation; and
- share skills and resources.
We are providing advice and support to community planning partnerships, councils and community and voluntary groups on applying a co-production approach to their work in planning and delivering services and projects. We have developed a range of resources on co-production and are able to offer advice on:
- how the principles of co-production can be applied to a wide range of services, programmes and projects;
- the role of co-production in taking forward community planning;
- how communities can be more meaningfully engaged and the community and voluntary sector represented in planning and decision making.
With resources from the Carnegie UK Trust we are providing capacity building and support to the community and voluntary sector and community planning partnerships across the region with a particular focus on three councils (Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Lisburn City and Castlereagh and Derry City and Strabane).
Our work is part of the Trust’s Embedding Wellbeing Programme which will make recommendations to local and regional government on how co-production can help improve the delivery of services and implementation of Community Plans.
Our Contribution to Carnegie UK Trust's Blog