An event summary from the Self Management and Co-production Event, 30 November 2017, Serenity Café, Edinburgh.
To celebrate Co-Production Week Scotland 2017 which ran from 27th November to 3rd December, the ALLIANCE Self Management and Co-production Hub hosted a networking event to generate learning centred around the relationship between self management and co-production. Bringing together members of Self Management Network Scotland and Scottish Co-production Network (this link will take you away from our website), this event created a forum space for ideas and networking to help consider opportunities for action in the future.
Opened by Gerry Power, Direction of Integration, the ALLIANCE, delegates were welcomed to the session and provided with an update on the formation of the Self Management and Co-Production Hub.
Olivia Hanley, Development Manager, Scottish Co-production Network, set the tone for the afternoon sharing key learning around co-production from the network.
Delegates then heard network updates from Diana Collins, Project Officer, RNIB Scotland (this link will take you away from our website) and Heidi Tweedie, Director, Moray Wellbeing Hub (this link will take you away from our website), who reflected on some of the ways they have been able to embed co-production into their ways of working.
Group discussions sought to expand on some of the key learning that had been presented and were guided by questions:
- How can we address power imbalance through co-production?
- What are the barriers that power of inequality brings?
- How do we ensure that power is shared equally?
The discussions identified some key opportunities and challenges around addressing power imbalances in order to work co-productively, including the importance of an overall culture change, commitment, time and resources, and supportive relationships amongst networks, teams and on an individual level.
A full summary of the event can be downloaded below in word or PDF format.