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Contact, the charity for families with disabled children, defines co-production as “about developing equal partnerships between the people who use services and their carers, and those who run them. It’s a subtle but effective methodology for engaging closely with the end-user from the beginning, on a basis of mutual respect. It can be used to overcome barriers, manage expectations and solve complex problems.”

According to the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), “co-production is about working in equal partnership with people using services, carers, families and citizens. Co-production offers the chance to transform social care and health provision to a model that offers people real choice and control.”

You can learn more about co-production at:

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Social Care Institute for Excellence

Below are some articles we published relating to co-production, including events co-produced with partners and opportunities for parents/carers to get involved.

Working with Your Child During Lockdown

Educational psychologists, Abigail and Audrey from One Education, work with nurseries, schools and colleges in Manchester and they will give some information and tips about how to work with your child during lockdown. The session will tackle self-preservation, routines, supporting learning, motivation and praise,

By |2021-02-01T15:44:30+00:00February 11th, 2021|Categories: , , |Tags: , , , , |

Working with Your Child During Lockdown

Educational psychologists, Abigail and Audrey from One Education, work with nurseries, schools and colleges in Manchester and they will give some information and tips about how to work with your child during lockdown. The session will tackle self-preservation, routines, supporting learning, motivation and praise,

By |2021-01-17T12:31:08+00:00January 28th, 2021|Categories: , , |Tags: , , , , |

Support for SEND Families

Back in the summer of last year, Manchester City Council held a co-production event with SEND parents and carers to gather our ideas about activities for the summer holidays. This resulted in a wide range of fantastic summer offerings made available across the city to

What Educational Psychologists Do & How They Support SEND Processes

In this session, educational psychologists Abigail Sterne & Audrey Johnson from One Education will talk to parents and carers about the Education system for children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND), and how ed. psychs support SEND processes. Our aims are: To help

By |2020-11-27T16:54:56+00:00December 11th, 2020|Categories: , |Tags: , , |

Review of Early Years Ordinarily Available Provision

Back in June, we shared with you the final draft of Manchester's Ordinarily Available Provision for Early Years document, which describes the support, strategies and activities that are available in early years settings to young children with additional needs, regardless of formal diagnosis or specialist

SEND Health Hub – Parent/Carer Workshop

The SEND Health Hub is a new service for children & young people who attend a special school in Manchester. Set up in response to COVID-19, the Hub is a team of therapists and nurses from different professions who aim to provide advice &

Your Thoughts on the Lightopia Festival

The Lightopia festival is returning to Manchester this year! In preparation for Lightopia's return this November, the forum will be meeting with people from Manchester City Council and Heaton Park to discuss how to make the event more accessible to families of children and young

Anxiety Based School Avoidance – Manchester Schools Guidance Document

Manchester City Council recently published their "Anxiety Based School Avoidance" guidance for schools. The document was co-produced with parents and carers in Manchester and "describes the factors that play a part in what used to be called ‘school refusal’, as well as sharing best practice

New IASM Website

IASM, which is Manchester’s independent Information, Advice and Support Service (IASS) for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), has recently launched their new website. Their independent website has been co-produced with parents and carers, including consultations prior to start of development and a demo/review before

By |2020-08-11T17:22:11+01:00August 11th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , , |

Boating At Heaton Park for SEND Families

This summer, Manchester's SEND families can have some boating fun at the Heaton Park lake every Monday morning in August. Sessions last 25 minutes and can be booked between 10am-12noon. There’s a choice of swans (four-seater pedalos), dragons (two-seater pedalos) and rowing boats (seats four).