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Making Co-production Happen

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These parallel sessions highlight projects and practices that promote different elements of co-production.  

Session Types: 

Case Study Session: During this session a practice, service model, project, new idea (already implemented with some form of evaluation) that the audience can learn from and stimulate discussion will be presented. The session will include Q&As and interactive discussion. 

Workshop Session: This will take the form of an interactive meeting or educational session designed to create a specialised result, for example a guidance or learning that participants can use afterwards. It will include some form of training and/or group work.

Making Coproduction Happen: 27 JUNE 14:00-15:00

social work scotland, united kingdom

The National Joint Investigative Interview Project was set up to improve the quality of the experience of child victims and witnesses required to give evidence, minimise the risk of re-traumatisation and improve the quality of evidence gathered during forensic interviews of social workers and police officers with children. Through a training programme, interviewers are equipped with enhanced skills and knowledge, particularly in trauma-informed approaches, enabling them to create safe, collaborative environments for children to share their experiences effectively during interviews.

riga city council welfare department, latvia

Having realised that families with children who have functional disabilities  did not have the right type of support, the Welfare Department of Riga City Council conducted a research study and collaborated with service providers and families to develop and implement a new social programme.

university of birmingham, united kingdom university of innsbruck, austria cfcecas, romania

The participation of people using services in tailoring those services is crucial for creating programmes and initiatives that truly meet their needs. Person-centred approaches bring more perspective and insight, build trust between services providers and beneficiaries, empower people using services, and increase the effectiveness and impact of social services.  

fuenlabrada city council, spain barcelona city hall, spain

Promoting citizens’ engagement in social services is essential as it fosters inclusivity, empowers communities, and ensures that services are responsive to diverse needs and preferences. By actively involving citizens in decision-making processes, social services can better address systemic inequalities and promote equality. 

tno, the netherlands kuratorium wiener pensionisten wohnhäuser, austria

Shared decision making is a key element of co-production in community-based care and support. People with lived experience of care are experts in what helps them have a good quality of life and what support can help them overcome situations of social exclusion. Involving people in decisions over their own care and support, gives them more control over their lives to become more self-sufficient. 

active ageing and community care, malta asturias, spain

Research shows that social isolation and loneliness have a serious impact on older people’s longevity, their physical and mental health and their quality of life. In addition, low quality long-term care can further deteriorate older people’s wellbeing and their quality of life. In this session, we will hear about two experiences addressing these challenges.