What is co-production?

The Co-Production Network for Wales describes co-production in the following way*:

Co-production (of public services) means that people who provide and deliver services, and people who access and recieve services, share power and responsibility, and work together for mutual benefit in equal, reciprocal and caring relationships.

It enables:

  • People to access meaningful support when they need it
  • Services to be effective and make a positive difference to people’s lives
  • People, services and communities to become more effective agents of change

*courtesy of Co-Production Network for Wales 

Co-Producing Co-Production hackathon

Co-production takes time.

If carried out effectively, it will help to overcome barriers, and find solutions, so services can be genuinely created to meet the needs of those who need them.

In September 2022 we brought people with lived experiences together with professionals to look at how we can co-produce as a region more effectively.

We spent the day in a ‘hack-a-thon’ format. Hack-a-thons last approximately four hours, and involve small groups working with a creative professional to look at challenges, and identify how to solve these together in a different and innovative way.

What did the groups feed back?

During the hack-a-thon, the groups shared their own experiences and feedback on the best ways to co-produce.

They also looked at what co-production:

  • Smells like
  • Tastes like
  • Sounds like
  • Looks like
  • Feels like

At the end of the day, each group had developed a creative piece of work, including a song, art, a film idea, a menu for co-production and a spoken word piece.

We will now be coming together as a small group to analyse the information, and produce our final CTM co-production definition and charter.

More updates will be shared soon!

Involving our communities ensures we can create better health, social care and wellbeing services. See below for related work, and more information!

Join our hack-a-thons

If you'd like to join future hack-a-thons, please sign up here.

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Regional Integration Fund

Our work will influence our Regional Area Plan that will be funded through the Regional Integration Fund.

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Population Needs Assessment

We have identified key priorities for our communities in our Population Needs Assessment. Here we explain how we worked with communities to identify these.

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Co-producing in a crisis

Co-Production In a Crisis: Valuing the Voices of Cwm Taf Morgannwg through the Covid-19 Pandemic'. The report, developed by the Our Voice Matters project, shares examples of good practice and recommendations for embedding co-production in projects

Download here

Co-Production Network for Wales

We are proud to be members of the Co-Production Network for Wales.

We are proud to be members of
Co-Production Network for Wales.

We are proud to be members of
Co-Production Network for Wales.