Support from the national co-production advisory group (NCAG)

“I just wanted to say WOW! There was so much energy and enthusiasm from the workshops today. Thank you NCAG for giving your time, your honesty, vulnerability, passion and challenge over the last few months. We are on a journey in Shropshire and I look forward to us working together to deliver what we have said we will do

Tanya Miles, Assistant Director Adult Social Care, Shropshire Council

What is NCAG

NCAG is a group of people who have experience of living with disability and illness, and carers. Their role is to share knowledge and lived experience of personalisation and co-production to influence health and social care policy and practice. The group works with Think Local Act Personal.

Any work in support of Making it Real should be co-produced with people with lived experience. It must reflect the principles and values of co-production. This means people are involved as equal partners in designing their support and achieving outcomes. Read more about co-production and our co-production resources.

How can NCAG support your organisation to Make it Real?

Members of NCAG can offer free support to:

  • Link you to an NCAG representative to make a plan for signing up to Making it Real
  • Help your organisation set up an advisory group
  • Come to events and conferences to talk about co-production or share how Making it Real is making a difference
  • Provide guidance on issues such as terms of reference for advisory groups, fees and expenses policy 
  • Bring together stakeholders to talk about local co-production activity and the benefits of Making it Real
  • Give guidance and validate the stories that you submit to the Making it Real website

NCAG are also happy to develop bespoke support to:

  • facilitate more in-depth conversations about the benefits of signing up to Making it Real or address any specific issues
  • evaluate progress and set new goals
  • capture stories that evidence the impact of Making it Real locally.

There will be some charge to cover expenses of advisory group members related to any bespoke development work.

Examples of NCAG support

Read blogs from Shrosphire Council about the impact of a session with NCAG members.

Pirates on bikes will help wellbeing, not time and task

How to be creative with Direct Payments, rather than being stuck and panicking.

Contact NCAG to discuss your project

Discuss your project and find out how we can help you. Email us