Co-production and community capacity building

The Joint Improvement Team works with a range of partners to support the understanding and practice of co-production, including the Scottish Co-production Network, SCDC, the Health and Social Care Alliance, IRISS, Governance International and others.

The principles of co-production are evident throughout a wide range of policies in Scotland, including Health and Social Care Integration, Self-Directed Support and the forthcoming Community Empowerment legislation.

If we are to achieve the goals of each of these pieces of legislation and be successful in delivering better outcomes, then the talents, capacities and potential of all of Scotland’s people and communities must be used in designing, commissioning, delivering and assessing our public services. To help meet this challenge, the Joint Improvement Team, the Scottish Co-production Network and the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland – working with Governance International – have developed a new resource:

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This suite of materials – videos, case studies and other information – is intended to help spread understanding and practice of co-production. It gives examples of the different ways in which co-production approaches can be used, but more than this, it draws together the principles of co-production and the practicalities of working in this way. The resource includes:

It gives examples of the different ways in which co-production approaches can be used, but more than this, it draws together the principles of co-production and the practicalities of working in this way.

View the resource on the Scottish Co-production Network website

This builds on the successful book ‘Co-production of Health and Wellbeing in Scotland’.

The Scottish Co-production Network offers peer support, regional learning events and learning exchange. It is free and open to anyone who is interested in co-production in Scotland. As a member of the network, you will be invited to learning events, network meetings and be able to take part in discussions and information sharing on the website.