How to get involved with Making it Real

We want organisations and individuals to commit to doing personalised care and support using Making it Real. You can choose what you want to focus on and work at your own pace.

Follow these three steps.

Step 1

First register for a TLAP web account, if you haven’t already. Why? It means you can sign up to TLAP e-news, receive Making it Real updates & book for free events.   

Then briefly tell us how you are planning on Making it Real by filling in an online form with the following information:

  • Organisation name and services you offer
  • Co-production supporter(s) name and contact info
  • What you’re going to do and how you’ll do it
  • Which themes of Making it Real you are working on
  • Your proposed timescale

Here are some examples of Making it Real applications to guide your thinking. Download the forms.

Step 2

Share your experiences on how you Made it Real via your online account. This can be a blog, a film, a case story or anything creative. Please make sure what you say has been agreed through co-production with people who access services.

We will share the best examples on this site, and use our networks to publicise your activities. Your organisation will be added to the Making it Real free public online directory.

Step 3

Review your progress regularly and be open to feedback, in the spirit of using Making it Real to make a difference in people’s lives.


If you need any help before you get going, email us at or support is available from the National Co-production Advisory Group.

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