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Co-production Project Planner

A resource to support co-production projects to happen effectively. Thanks to https://www.iriss.org.uk/ for sharing this resource.

Co-production is a process that creates change. It is a way of working with, rather than doing to, people and communities to achieve better outcomes.  

A co-production project sees people who access support as assets and builds on people’s existing capabilities. In addition, it breaks down the barriers between people who use services and professionals. Co-production projects are planned, developed and delivered by a group of people who have different backgrounds and interests. 

The outputs of a co-production process can be huge, such as services, processes and pathways, or small, such as a community hall’s furniture, a poster, a blog page. Done well, the co-production process can support organisations and individuals become agents for change. 

This free resource focuses on putting ideas into action. You don’t need to be an expert in co-production prior to planning a project. Work through the guide and see how you get on.  

Project Springboard

Project Springboard builds on the work of the Co-production Project Planner which was released early 2018. It gives you bite-sized chunks of information on what to think about when in the initial stages of a project.

You don’t need to be an expert in co-production prior to planning a project. Work through the tool and see how you get on.

  • Project springboard– clarifying your idea, exploring power dynamics and thinking about timescales
  • Asset bank- what resources do you already have and what else do you need to find to complete your project?
  • Team builder– who do you need in your co-production team and how will you get them together?
  • Workshops that work–  thinking through your co-production sessions to make sure you get the most out of them.

There are more helpful co-production resources. You can download them here: https://www.iriss.org.uk/resources/tools/co-production-project-planner

You may also like to follow the Making Co-production Happen blog by Josie Vallely. 

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