Co-production means professionals and citizens sharing power to plan, design and deliver support together. It's about recognising that everyone has an important contribution to make to improve quality of life for people and communities.
The statutory guidance for the Act talks a lot about co-production. It encourages co-production as a local approach that can help councils meet new duties through partnerships between councils, citizens, providers and communities. It recognises that individuals and communities have skills, gifts and assets that can benefit from local plans to deliver on new duties around wellbeing, prevention and market shaping.