This catalogue brings together some inspiring examples of collaborative public services in action, with a particular focus on health and social care.
At Nesta we’re interested in testing radical solutions to social and economic challenges.
We think co-production is potentially transformative and its power comes from re-framing the problem and re-establishing relationships to enable more holistic and people-centred approaches.
Co-production can also tackle the lack of trust between some users and professionals, a dependency culture where people look to the state to solve their problems and a culture of expertise where professionals are trained to be the sole source of solutions. At its best, co-production can build people’s capacity to live the life they want, in the community where they live.
The purpose of the catalogue is to enable practitioners to reflect on their own practice and the extent to which that represents co-production; and to enable them to learn about co-production practice.
It combines a range of case studies, resources and other information on co-production in health settings as well as in other sectors, in the UK and internationally.
This catalogue was commissioned by Nesta to support the People Powered health programme and produced by nef.
Nesta, nef, Innovation Unit
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