2.13 Investigative task
Activity 2.11: What co-production means for you
When you have completed this section, take some time to reflect on your learning about co-production , and then do the following:
- Identify some small steps that you might take to help embed a co-production approach in the service or services you are familiar with. This might be about, for example, getting more actively involved in decision-making about care and support arrangements, or enabling families to have more influence about how services are delivered, and how to improve them.
- Choose one or more of these small steps and plan how you will introduce this change into your service, workplace or care arrangements.
- If possible, find a way to make this change, or to encourage others to. This might include, for example, talking to other people about what co-production means in practice and/or showing them ways of doing something differently.
- Evaluate the change – has it made a positive difference to you and/or other people? Why? (or why not?) What has helped, and what has got in the way of change?
Record your reflections on co-production and change in your learning log . If possible, discuss your reflections with at least one other person, e.g. a service provider, colleague and/or friend, and ask for some feedback about your ideas.
Some practical resources to help you with this task
- The co-production self-assessment framework: A working reflection tool for practitioners (NEF, 2011)
- ‘Co-production toolkit’ (Independent Living in Scotland, 2012)
- Co-production in Health and Social Care in Scotland (Governance International/Joint Improvement Team, 2012)
- ‘The Governance International co-production tree’ (Governance International, undated)
- ‘Assets based approaches – news and useful resources’ (Scottish Community Development Centre, undated)
Section 2 quiz
Now that you've completed this section, try the Section 2 quiz .