In March 2015 we published practical Hints on ways to have effective co-production and related topics:

We had an event in November 2013 ‘Sharing ideas and experiences about services led by older people’. You can find out more by reading the different resources that came out of this event:

You can also find out more about our partners on this topic – NDTi (National Development Team for Inclusion) by going to their website:

We have brought together summaries of research and other reports looking at the impact of community support for older people. Many of the initiatives have a strong focus on co-production.

Building Community based support with older people

Other resources

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has gathered new examples of Co-production in Social Care. There are excellent examples of how Co-production can work for Older People’s services:

The Scottish Co-production Network have launched a new resource: Co-production – how we make a difference together.

It is a suite of resources – videos, case studies and information to help spread understanding of co-production. It gives examples of the different ways in which co-production approaches can be used, but more than this, it draws together the principles of co-production and the practicalities of working in this way.
This resource has been developed by the Scottish Co-production Network, the Joint Improvement Team, The Health & Social Care Alliance Scotland and Governance International along with many people and organisations sharing their experiences, skills and ideas: Co-production- how we make a difference together