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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 3-9 July. The theme for 2023 is “Co-production in the real world.”

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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

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

By |2021-07-07T14:53:51+01:00July 7th, 2021|Categories: Celebration|Tags: , , , |

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

Co-Production : Parent Moderation of EHCPs, Good Practice in Early Years, Anxiety Pathway

To celebrate Co-Production Week, we asked various partners from Manchester’s Education, Health and Care services to reflect and share with us how co-production has helped them deliver provision to families of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). Here is a

Co-production with Children’s Community Health Services

We recently invited various partners from Manchester's Education, Health and Care services to reflect and share with us how co-production has helped them deliver SEND (Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities) provision to our families. Below is a message from Laila Baig (Head of Service Children

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