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25 Jan 2021

Stronger Together: A Co-production Webinar series

Ageing Better programme partners have come together to showcase our learning through a webinar series on Co-Production, coordinated by Ageing Better Sheffield. The webinars will take place between 9th February - 25th March. We want to inspire others to use the principles of co-production to work collaboratively to achieve a collective aim.


Co-production is embedded within every aspect of our programme, from commissioning through to design, delivery, governance, and evaluation. We have stepped away from the approach of “doing to” and “doing for” and dedicated our work to “doing with” the people within our communities who have lived experience. 14 partner areas have undertaken this test and learn approach across England over the span of 6 years, so we have a lots of valuable learning to share.


Over 60 Ageing Better partner representatives from across our network have joined up to develop a national toolkit which will bring our knowledge and experience to life. We wanted to create something unique and special under one platform, so that we can share all that we know with you; the inspirational stories, our volunteer and participant perspectives, the “how to”, the “why nots” and the “what for”, as well as addressing the challenges and how we have managed to overcome them.


Whether you are a funder, a commissioner, a policy maker, a service provider, or a community group, as part of our legacy, we hope to see our learning being used for further development of co-production in practice.  The Ageing Better programme is invested in the development of co-production, and we hope to inspire as many people as possible to do the same. We want to encourage genuine conversations about co-production and how it can help us appreciate and show value to the communities we live and work in. We know that we have been much stronger together, and our whole is much greater than the sum of our parts.


Join Ageing Better Sheffield as they kick start the Stronger Together programme with an engaging and impactful webinar series, starting on the 9th February with an introductory session to their approach and a flavour of what’s to come! We will be a part of the panel along with Pauline, a volunteer from Oldham.


On Wednesday 17th February, Ambition for Ageing will be presenting a webinar on Tackling Inequalities through Co-Production: A Spatial Approach where we will share learning from our briefing, A spatial approach to working with marginalised communities. Book your place here.


Click here for the full list of webinars in the series.