Co-production Guidance – Values To Guide You

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.