Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland
Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland

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Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland

2.13 Investigative task

Activity 2.11: What co-production means for you

(Allow about an hour)

When you have completed this section, take some time to reflect on your learning about co-production , and then do the following:

  1. 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.
  2. Choose one or more of these small steps and plan how you will introduce this change into your service, workplace or care arrangements.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] . 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

Section 2 quiz

Now that you've completed this section, try the Section 2 quiz .

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