Why Co:Create?

Co:Create wants services for the community - like A&E, independent living for older people, and support for children in care - to be the best they can be.

We work alongside commissioners to enable the whole commissioning process to be authentically co-produced. We do this through relationship building, providing head space, utilising best practice experts, delivering engagement and development activities, and harnessing the power of data and research.

We connect human stories to strategy.

We believe that the best services are co-designed, co-delivered and co-evaluated with current and future users, including the seldom heard and experts by experience and profession.

Using a range of methodologies, such as behavioural insights and design thinking, Co:Create works with commissioners to think differently about the role that customers can take in developing strategy, commissioning services, and assessing impact.


We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
— Einstein
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Our values.

There's no 'one size fits all' approach when it comes to the creation of a new strategy, commissioning new services, and capturing the right information in the evaluation process. 

When we work, we believe in valuing the customers' voice, designing services that are responsive and personalised, and working in a way that is innovative, engaging, creative and fun.

• We believe in authentic collaboration with all our partners.
• We provide safe spaces for nurturing creative, holistic conversations, never predicting or assuming outcomes.
• We work transparently at all times.
• We strive for continued improvement and actively take risks and challenge the status quo.


          Who we are.

We are funded by the Department of Health to develop excellent commissioning practice, helping design personalised and responsive services that effectively integrate the needs and expectations of customers. 

We are supported by a voluntary Project Advisory Group, which benefits from extensive expertise in co-production, academic research, and health and social care commissioning.

The Co:Create team sit within the Co-Design and Improvement Team at South Yorkshire Housing Association. Find out more about us here.


Our portfolio.