Housing First Dual Diagnosis Team Blog: Co-production | News and Events

Housing First Dual Diagnosis Team Blog: Co-production

Firstly, what do we mean by Co-production

Co-production is about working in equal partnership with people using services, carers, families and citizens. Co-production offers the chance to transform social care and health provision to a model that offers people real choice and control”.

 

Did you know that there is a dedicated week every year to Co-production?

The week includes “Celebrating the benefits of co-production, sharing good practice and promote the contribution of people who use services and carers in developing better public services”

This year’s Co-production week was held on the 4th to the 9th July and the theme this year was ‘The impact of Co-production' Many events were held recognising the benefits and impact of coproduction through conversations, questions and sharing experiences together.

 

Here’s what Matt Kidd, Director of Creative Inclusion has to say about our very own Housing First Co-production panel.

“Housing First have established a coproduction panel to share decisions about the design and delivery of the service. This has included decisions about staff recruitment, training and developing the quality assurance framework. We have ensured that the views, experiences and priorities of people who have experienced homelessness are front and centre of our decisions about how best to support people, and whom is best to support them”.

“Several people who have contributed to the coproduction panel's work have now moved on to full time employment within the sector”. 

“The coproduction panel build relationships with individuals who are on the Housing First programme and we incorporate their views and experiences into the quality assurance and continuous development of the service. We also encourage people to use these experiences to try and bring about positive change through creative methods such as legislative theatre, poetry and photography. Several members of the panel have made submissions to People of the Streets exhibition which will take place on the 9th July”.

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