What is Coproduction?
Coproduction is when people work together on an equal basis to create something. An idea is formed between a group, and they collaborate to make something happen.
At Gaddum we understand the importance of bringing people together to innovate and inspire others. Working with people with a range of lived experience makes our projects unique and relevant to people in the communities we serve.
We work in partnership with Greater Manchester Integrated Care Board to involve those who are experts by their personal experiences to help shape and develop services, and ensure that people’s voices are heard at all levels.
We work with Manchester and Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Living well services to provide a forum for people who live in their communities to consult, inform, and co-produce ideas for the service, they even help recruit staff for Living Well.
We offer support to those who run peer support groups across Greater Manchester in the form of forums, training and coproducing sessions and workshops.
We have a carers focus group in Salford which informs the Salford carers service on things that are important to carers needs. The forum meets regularly and decides on topics and themes that support carers in addition to coproducing factsheets that are relevant to carers in their community.
Gaddum and Coproduction
In house we also have a coordination group who informs and oversees Gaddum services and projects to ensure the voice of lived experience is involved in everything we do.
This group has created a structure and guide for lived experience participation to ensure that when people join Gaddum they have the support that they need to feel empowered and take part in our work.
For more information and to get involved, email email@example.com.