Co-production Quotes

Lincolnshire County Council Professionals

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“Co-production is so important to the work we do, because it allows us to listen to the people who access services, so that we can incorporate their lived experience to improve the way we do things. Understanding different experiences can help us to better shape services in the future, to make sure people are having positive interactions and to ensure services are more accessible to everyone, especially those who need that support.” Jo Osborne

“I would say that in my experience, coproduction is important because it actively involves people with a range of perspectives, experiences, and knowledge, and ensures relevant and effective outcomes, shared ownership and lasting positive change.” Samantha Francis

People With Lived Experience

“I became involved in the co-production of Our Shared Agreement as someone with ’lived experience’, as opposed to a staff member working in a Health or Lincolnshire County Council Social Care environment. From the outset I was made to feel an equal partner in all meetings and my views and contributions have always been welcomed and valued. I have also been very impressed by the positivity and passion for change demonstrated by all the professionals involved. I firmly believe that co-producing initiatives in this way adds a vital external, customer perspective which should lead to more successful outcomes.” John Day

“Co-production is an easily accessible way of discovering what vulnerable people with a wide variety of disabilities find the most difficult problems to overcome in their lives. However, Co-production then leads to people finding ways to improve the quality of the lives of those vulnerable people through their combined experience and knowledge, and with the co-operation of other people who want to assist in improving the chances of as many people as possible achieving the life they want.” Janet Collins

“The more we share our experiences to those organisations that address the issues we are concerned about, we will all learn so that both you as an individual and the organisation itself can make improvements of their care” Keith Spurr