Homeless Link believe that when services are genuinely co-produced they work better, because they make the most of the shared expertise of the professionals who work there and the people who have experience of using them.
They define co-production as sharing power – giving people who use services an equal chance to sit at the table and make decisions about how to run it better.
"Co-production means building up their confidence and developing their skills so that they can participate fully. It also means involving staff in the process and not just managers and trustees."
This new set of resources on co-production for homeless services, day centres and housing projects developed in partnership with Expert Link, explain what co-production is, some of the key ideas behind it and how to start applying the principles of co-production to your service.