Co-production in a changing world. In #CoProWeek, we celebrate equality, diversity, accessibility and reciprocity

There is lots that’s unsettling about July 2020.

We’re still fighting Covid-19 and facing its effects – many of which have imposed changes and adjustments to the way we live, and the way in which we provide support in our communities.

Fortunately, there is still room for optimism.

Co-production week, 6 – 10 July 2020, glimmers cheerfully out of the landscape of social distancing and infection control. With its principles of equality and inclusion, co-pro reminds us all what can be done when individuals work collaboratively and co-creatively – and fundamentally together.

Particularly pertinent, this year’s theme is ‘co-production in a changing world’ and appears to be designed to tackle the current health and societal crises head on.

Inspiring, interactive and stimulating online events

Oxfordshire is holding its second co-production festival. It’s online this year, but with contributions from a wide variety of groups, they have put together a schedule of virtual events that promise to inspire, stimulate and invite participation. With a focus on how people have come together in response to the pandemic, and discovered new ways to collaborate and support one another.

SCIE, the Social Care Institute for Excellence, where the annual co-production week began, is hosting a number of webinars and podcasts around co-pro theory and practice. With input from children’s and adult services, these views demonstrate the value of this approach and the very real influence it has.

 

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