About this event

The sector is moving in the direction of more co-designed, co-produced and user-led activity, where people who use services have an equal, more meaningful, and powerful role in shaping those services. Funders are increasingly expecting to see the user voice reflected in development and implementation of a wide range of activity and organisational governance across the sector. There is every reason to believe that this trend will continue and will strengthen.

What distinguishes co-production from other forms of user involvement, like collaboration and user-led work, is shared decision making—between staff, trustees and experts by experience. Approaching co-production in a structured, purposeful, and thoughtful way is important, but it’s not always easy to do.

In this seminar

We will discuss the benefits of co-production, explore good practice principles and hear from national charity Turn2Us on their own co-production journey. The seminar will focus particularly on:

  • The spectrum of involvement approaches and how co-production fits in
  • The benefits co-production can bring for your organisation
  • Barriers to building co-production into your work
  • Practicalities like paying co-production partners and making reasonable adjustments.
  • The importance of relationship and trust building in co-production, and how this can be done well.

This event is hosted by NPC’s Charlotte Lamb, Principal of Involvement and Decision-making, who will be joined by Abby Meadows, Senior Co-production officer, and co-production partners at Turn2Us.

This event is part of our Leading Impact series of seminars.

A limited number of bursary places are available for small charities, ethnic minority charities of all sizes and ethnic minority representatives from charities of all sizes. Bursary spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. Please email the events team to apply for our bursary places.

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