Our expertise

Our collective skills and experience are rooted in co-production and other ways of working that overlap with, contribute to, or enhance it:

  • strengths-based working
  • appreciative enquiry
  • co-design
  • inclusive practice

We support you to get the benefits of participatory approaches like co‑production by helping you try it out for yourself. We don’t think it’s possible to ‘teach’ these ways of working – instead we provide a process, the circumstances and the space to explore, which will enable you to find and define your own way to get more people more involved in your work, and start making a positive difference.

Our practice brings your people to a way of working where you have the time, tools and circumstances to connect meaningfully with one another. This means you can look at your own situation with honesty and openness, finding the opportunities you need to harness to do the work you really want to. Because you’re experiencing truly people-centred, connected working first hand, you’ll begin to explore and understand what makes it work for participants, so you can facilitate your own people-centred change.

We help you find your own way towards co-production by creating a safe environment, helping you work out where to start, giving you the tools to reflect and grow together, and supporting you to safely explore what’s possible in your context, and find the answers that work for you.

Applying a combination of professional expertise and accumulated experience, we use a broad range of skills to deliver the activities and services that make up our offer:

Our experience and expertise
The impacts and benefits
  • Problem framing
  • Collaborative project planning
  • Developing outcomes
  • Seeing challenges as opportunities
  • Aligning the project with your strategic objectives
  • Setting realistic but aspirational goals
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Creative stakeholder mapping
  • Asset mapping
  • Identifying the people and assets that serve as positive resources
  • Taking a strength-based approach and empowering people to recognise their own strengths and capacities
  • Overcoming barriers to participation
  • Meaningful engagement with diverse groups
  • Gaining valuable new participants, insights and strengths
  • Creating sustainable connections and adding value for people who take part
  • Qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Appreciative enquiry
  • Digital tools and techniques
  • Facilitating online or in person – engaging, asking and learning
  • Building change based on collaborative decision-making and identifying what works currently
  • Collaborative design
  • Action planning
  • Human-centred change management
  • Designing and planning together for human-centred change
  • Evaluation
  • Social value
  • Report writing for professionals and the public
  • Documenting, measuring and reporting what’s changed, and/or what is planned to change

“We did some stakeholder mapping with Co-create, it was brilliant. I have already recommended them”

Tim Jones, CEO
Positive Transition

“Easy to work with, creative, flexible, adaptable, led by what people need and what people experience”

Olivia Butterworth, Head of Public Participation
NHS England and NHS Improvement