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At Nesta we’re interested in testing radical solutions to social and economic challenges.We think co-production is potentially transormative and its power comes romre-raming the problem and re-establishing relationships to enable more holistic andpeople-centred approaches. Co-production can also tackle the lack o trust betweensome users and proessionals, a dependency culture where people look to the state tosolve their problems and a culture o expertise where proessionals are trained to be thesole source o solutions. At its best, co-production can build people’s capacity to live thelie they want, in the community where they live.This catalogue o co-production has been created as part o Nesta’s People PoweredHealth programme run with the Innovation Unit. People Powered Health is a practicalinnovation programme, to explore how co-production can support people living with longterm conditions. We’re particularly interested in how to move co-production rom themargins to the mainstream. Part o achieving that shit will involve a better understandingo what co-production can achieve and what it looks and eels like on the ground.The catalogue, thereore, brings together some inspiring examples o collaborative publicservices in action, with a particular ocus on health and social care. Each case study hasbeen assessed against the Nesta and
principles o co-production. This is done in thespirit o exploration rather than judgement – many o the case studies were never meantto represent co-production so it is no surprise they are stronger on some principlesthan others. The idea is to use these pioneering examples to increase our collectiveunderstanding o what co-production is and to raise our sights o what is possible.To realise the potential o co-production we need to be able to explain it clearly and tobuild the evidence o what it can achieve. Our hope is that this catalogue contributes tothese aims and stimulates some new ideas about how to use co-production to developtruly people powered public services.
Director, Public Services Lab, Nesta