This guidance provides a framework for co-production to develop an inclusive equitable approach: Services and people working equally together to agree individual support and interventions or more widely the design of services to better suited to people’s needs.
To make co-production effective there are three core values, to ensure the inclusivity of the co-production:
Equality: people make as equal a contribution to the pieces of work as staff.
Agency: people’s values should be respected and enabled by co-production and not defined by staff.
Reciprocity: all parties are supported to contribute and thereby benefit from the co-production.
These values frame the principles to guide your co-production.