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Adult Social Care Building Together

What is co-production?

  • sharing power and joint decision making
  • partnership, being equal and being on the same page
  • doing with rather to do
  • everyone benefits from working together

Co-production means working together to do something. It’s about people with different views and ideas coming together to make things better for everyone.

Co-production is about the people who use services and carers and people who run services coming together as equals and developing more equal partnerships. In practice this involves people who use services being consulted, included, and working together from the start to the end of any project that affects them. 

When co-production works well, people who use services and carers are valued by organisations as equal partners and they have influence over decisions made. It means all those involved can genuinely feel they are able to help people and communities to have better lives.

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Join us on our co-production journey

Help us:

  1. develop our co-production 'building together' forum
  2. develop our co-production values, charter and strategy
  3. develop our co-production bi-monthly building together newsletter
  4. continue to learn, review and shape services together whilst having fin in an honest and open environment
a group of diverse people

We want to ensure that people who use adult care services and their families and carers work with adult social care staff and managers as equals, contributing their experience, skills, and influence on the design, development, delivery, and monitoring services.  

We want to develop a forum made up of people who uses services, their carers, and families. The forum will develop the Building Together Charter on how they expect adult social care to work in partnership with people who use services and their carers in the designing, review, and ongoing monitoring of services. The forum will ensure that at all times that people who use services and their carers have an equal voice and influence over decisions made.  

We are looking to develop our Building Together Forum Board which will consist of ten people who use services and/or carers. Board members will be expected to attend bi-monthly board meetings normally lasting between two to three hours and will be paid at £25.38 per hour. We also want a Building Together Peer Support Network of volunteers to be involved who will share their views and ideas with the board and be a support network for those who use services and their carers.  

If you are interested, then please email: and we will be in touch!

We look forward to hearing from you.

The Worcestershire Adult Social Care Building Together Team!