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National Co-production Week is an annual celebration of the benefits of co-production; sharing good practice and promoting the contribution of people who use services and carers in developing better public services.

Co-production is about working in equal partnership with people using services, carers, families and citizens. It offers the chance to transform education, health and social care provision “to a model that offers people real choice and control.”

This year, Co-Production Week is being celebrated on 1-5 July. The theme for 2024 is “Co-production: What’s missing?”

You can learn more at https://www.scie.org.uk/co-production/week

Read about Manchester’s celebration of co-production in 2022 at the Local Offer’s “Co-production special” newsletter.

Below are some articles that we published on the website relating to National Co-production Week.

Autism in Schools and Co-production

We are pleased to share this short article from fellow parent-carer Carla Scaife, who is also the Programme Delivery Lead for Autism in Schools and the Partnership for Inclusion of Neurodiversity in Schools (PINS) in Greater Manchester. Here, she talks about the role that

Co-production in the Private Sector

Dr Michelle Hacking, founder and clinical psychologist at Kingfisher Psychology, recently sent us this writeup with her thoughts about co-production and the value of lived experience. We are pleased to have such a staunch supporter of the forum and we hope that this encourages further

Co-production with Parents and Carers

In celebration of Co-production Week, we are pleased to share with you a few words from Maureen Howell (Manchester City Council's SEND Engagement & Young Carers Lead) and Maria Simpkin (Manchester City Council's Engagement Manager & Local Offer Coordinator), who wanted to express their

Manchester City Council SEND and AP Change Programme Partnership

Hi, my name is Kemi Omoboye and I'm a Project Manager at Manchester City Council currently leading on the Department for Education's Special Educational Needs Disabilities (SEND) and Alternative Provision (AP) Change Programme Partnership for the North West. This means I work with lots of

Autism in Schools and Co-production

It's been a month since this year's National Co-production Week so we thought we'd take this opportunity to finally publish the well-articulated blog that Julie Hicklin, Manchester's SEND Lead, wrote about the Autism in Schools project. (Apologies for the delay!) Here it goes: Autism

Co-production in Manchester 2021

Since the launch of the SEND Co-production Charter back in 2018, Please click this image to view the SEND Co-production Charter in full. Manchester has come quite a way towards building a co-productive culture across Education, Health, Social Care, and universal services across

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Co-production: Educational Psychology Service

The past year has seen us develop a strong relationship with Manchester's Educational Psychology service. In this article, Audrey Johnson and Abigail Sterne, educational psychologists from One Education Educational Psychology Service, share their thoughts about co-producing with the forum. In Co-Production week, as Educational

Co-production: Review and Update of the EHC Plan Personal Budget Policy

In celebration of Co-production Week, the Coordinator for the Co-production Group shared with us this story of how multi-agency partners are actively working together to review and update Manchester's Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) Personal Budget policy. From the very beginning of the process

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Co-production: Summer Community Offer

To celebrate Co-production Week, Maureen Howell, Manchester City Council's SEND Engagement & Young Carers Lead, shared with us her thoughts on the importance of working in partnership with families. Do you want to learn more about the SEND Local Offer? Here, she