IMPACT’s Co-Production Approach
What is co-production?
IMPACT defines co-production as ‘people who draw on care and support and carers working with professionals in equal partnerships towards shared goals.’
IMPACT’s co-production approach means that people who draw on care and support and carers will be meaningfully involved. IMPACT will make proactive efforts to ensure that all activities are as inclusive and accessible as possible.
Firstly, this will lead to better decisions that are closer to the realities of people’s lives. Secondly, it will also help to readdress traditional power imbalances between people who draw on care and support, carers and professionals, ensuring that IMPACT’s work delivers real improvements to people’s lives. As a result, all aspects of IMPACT’s work will be co-produced, including organisational design, governance, delivery models, how IMPACT defines evidence, and how IMPACT is monitored and evaluated.
IMPACT has adopted Social Care Institute for Excellence’s (SCIE) four co-production principles:
IMPACT has adopted Social Care Institute for Excellence’s (SCIE) jigsaw model as a framework for implementing and reporting on co-production. For it to work effectively, change will need to happen in each piece of the jigsaw.
Co-Production Advisory Group
There are 10 members in the advisory group. The members all draw on care and support either directly, indirectly, or as unpaid carers. They are supported by our Lived Experience Engagement Lead, Karen McCormick.
Its mission is to develop, support, monitor, and review IMPACT’s co-production activity. They will produce an annual report for the Leadership Team, highlighting:
- progress made during the year,
- areas of good practice,
- and areas for further development.
The members want to have a meaningful opportunity to participate on an equal basis and inform the future direction of IMPACT. They also wish to connect with other lived experience stakeholder groups.
Advisory Group’s thoughts on 2023
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