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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.

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).

Groundwork Outdoor Sessions for SEND Families

These outdoor sessions from Groundwork will take an Emotional Wellbeing theme. It is a 4-week programme over the summer holidays that will engage young people aged 10 -14 in unique outdoor nature-based play activities. Activities will take place twice a week for 3 hours a

Creative Ceramics for SEND Families

Venture Arts has two creative projects that over 100 SEND families in Manchester can do at home this holidays. The first is to join artist Dominic Bennet in creating ceramic weasels. Dominic was inspired by The Wind In The Willows as a child and has

Pedal & Picnic for SEND Families

Join Simply Cycling staff for an all-ability guided ride and picnic on Manchester’s green routes, off-road trails and parks. The 2hr activity is for two families at a time (max. 10 people) and the routes will be geared around needs and abilities. This photo