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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.

Co-Production in Manchester

In celebration of National Co-Production Week, we invited some partners from the Local Authority to reflect and share with us how co-production has helped them deliver services to SEND (Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities) families in Manchester. Below is a message from Maureen Howell, Manchester

Manchester’s Ordinarily Available Provision for Early Years

It's our pleasure to share 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, without the need for a formal

Paperbag Sensory and Activity Pack (Pilot Programme)

Over the past couple of weeks, a few dozen families of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability have been getting Paperbag Sensory and Activity Packs delivered to their doorstep. (P.S. With social distancing strictly observed) These packs

Early Years Schools and Nurseries Discussion

Manchester City Council are putting together a document that will describe the ordinarily available provision for young children with additional needs in Manchester, i.e., what early years settings and nurseries are expected to be doing to support them, even without extra funding or an Education

Review of Manchester’s Medical Conditions Model Policy for Supporting Pupils at School

Manchester is due to update its medical conditions policy for supporting students in schools. Thus, Manchester City Council are looking to involve parents in reviewing their Model Policy for Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions. They are specially hoping to include parents with children

Early Years Action Learning Set (EY ALS) Local Offer Session

Manchester City Council are putting together a document that will describe the ordinarily available provision in Manchester for young children with additional needs, i.e., what early years settings and nurseries should already be doing to support them, without extra funding or a plan, etc. Once

Developing an Intervention Pathway for Children and Adolescents with Autism

The Manchester Autism Board would like to invite parents and carers to join a small group that would co-produce an intervention pathway for children & young people with autism and their families. The first meeting will take a look at interventions provided by Health professionals

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Autism Awareness in Schools – Parents/Carers Co-Production Event

CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) and Manchester Healthy Schools are inviting parent-carers to join a co-production event to develop Autism Awareness sessions for teachers and school-staff across Manchester. The organisers are hoping for the Autism Awareness sessions to be deliverable on-site as part