National Co-production Week 2018- 2 – 6 July


Co-production Week will again celebrate the benefits of co-production, share good practice and highlight the contribution of people who use services and carers to developing better public services.

This year’s theme is breaking down the barriers to co-production. We want to hear from people about what holds back co-production locally and nationally and how we can break down the barriers.

We also want organisations and individuals to:

  • hold events about co-production
  • tell us about your event and we can promote it
  • tell us about examples of good practice in co-production.
  • tweet about co-production using the hashtag #coproweek.

SCIE's Co-production Week activities will include our annual Co-production Festival on 2 July, co-production training, a webinar, a Twitter event and much more.

For further information about National Co-production Week and support with co-production in your organisation please email

SCIE's Co-production Festival

This year’s Co-production Festival will be on Tuesday 3 July, 10.30 – 4.00 at the Arlington, Camden, London.

The theme will be breaking down the barriers to co-production. There will be workshop groups and a panel of high profile speakers from the co-production field, including keynote speak Paul Burstow, chair of SCIE.

But as with previous years, the Festival is about celebrating the success of co-production with –

Comedy from Lost Voice Guy (Lee Ridley) – winner of the BBC New Comedy Award in 2014 and has worked with comedians including  Ross Noble, Patrick Kielty, and Jason Manford. For more information see:

Music from Emily Maguire - singer-songwriter, composer, poet, multi-instrumentalist and mental health advocate. Emily is an artist like no other, her remarkable story of recovery an inspiration for those who know her music. For more information see:

Book your place at the Festival here: