Co-Production – Southend-on-Sea City Council

Co-Production – Southend-on-Sea City Council

Southend-on-Sea City Council is committed to working with the community, and for the community to be at the heart of decision-making.

Co-production gives people an opportunity to influence, co-plan, co-design, develop and help to shape services that are truly fit for purpose.

Our co-production groups are open to all, working together means we can learn, connect, and promote co-production for the future.

We work with various community groups to gather lived experience, to understand what’s working well, what may not be working well and to think about the future.

We understand that sharing lived and living experiences can sometimes be difficult, that’s why we are committed to:

  • valuing and respecting lived and living experience
  • listen to any views or opinions you have
  • being inclusive; removing any barriers for participation, recognising people’s strengths
  • we embrace new ideas and new ways of working
  • we want to empower people, sharing roles and responsibilities within the co-production space

What is co-production?

Co-production brings people together, to explore lived and living experience, to share those experiences, knowledge and understanding.

It’s about working together, for residents and professionals to work in equal partnership for equal benefit, to create better outcomes for people.

Listening to you, the experts by lived experience, from different backgrounds allows us all to understand and appreciate any challenges or barriers people face.

Taking part in co-production

We are inclusive, everyone is welcome to take part.

Our co-production opportunities are delivered in different formats to enable people to take part, this includes virtual sessions and face-to-face sessions too.

If you haven’t been part of co-production before, don’t worry, we’re here to help, to ensure you feel comfortable and confident to participate, and we can discuss any reasonable adjustments you may have.

If you would like to take part in co-production activities across the city, to give your honest lived experience, views and opinions please contact us.

Louisa Thomas, Co-Production Lead, Communities Team

01702 212039

More Information

Faye Owens