What you’ve done is made me realise that we assume what people want, but we don’t really know and we need to find out
Chief Operating Officer, Doncaster CCG
Co:Create was established with funding from Department of Health to test and develop a reliable approach to co-production in health and social care. We use our experience of co-production and co-design to connect people’s lived experience to services in a meaningful way that truly effects change.
Co:Create is led by Chris Hewitt and delivered with support from our team of expert Associates, between them bringing extensive cross-sector experience of co-producing with communities, professionals and services.
What we do
We provide consultancy, training, facilitation and strategic support to help organisations and groups to take the necessary steps to allow co-production to happen in a holistic, meaningful way.
Get in touch to find out how we can help you to co-produce.
Past projects for Co:Create have included work with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group and Sheffield Hallam University.
Working with Co:Create has been eye-opening. We wanted to design a new service, but we wanted to do it differently, to bring all the stakeholders together to co-produce it. We wanted to reach people whose voices aren’t always heard, and we wanted everyone to feel listened to. Co:Create achieved this faultlessly. Not only did they facilitate the design of a new service, they also helped us to get Board level sign-off and taught us loads about effective collaboration and service design along the way. I would strongly recommend Co:Create, we plan to work with them much more in the future.
Jo Smith, Strategic Head of Commissioning at Rotherham Borough Council
Hear about the difference we made in Rotherham in this short video.
I would highly recommend working with Co:Create as they will introduce you to new and innovative ways of planning and organising a project. It took us out of our comfort zone and in doing so we considered things we wouldn’t have thought possible with our limited time and budget. Co:Create helped us to refine our idea much more quickly so we didn’t waste any time or money on inefficient or unpopular products.
Lucy Kirkham, Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University