What we do Consultancy services A Social Consultancy We Coproduce is a social consultancy. We work with organisations that want to genuinely partner with their wider community - not just patient leaders. Our community members are our collaborators. We don't just look at their lived experience of health and social care organisations - we recognise them as people - with histories and colourful lives to learn from. These people have amazing gifts and stories to share, and they want to change things for the better. Our collaborators include mothers, journalists, storytellers, photographers, film-makers, survivors, refugees, poets, call centre workers, airline pilots, writers, risk assessors, teachers, postmen, polygots, musicians, actors and more – a wealth of talent. We are curious We use curiosity to solve organisational problems. When presented with a 'problem' we investigate it alongside our collaborators and, if necessary, we reframe it until we are sure it's the right one. We believe that local people will always have the answers to the problems that their communities face and partnering with them will ensure you are best placed to find solutions. Data innovation and technology We are curious about data. Particularly its reliability. We are hopeful for innovation in the design of SMART data collection technology in health and social care settings. We seek to distil signals from noise, vanity metrics from the numbers that count, and find ways to use good data to create SMART communities. The power of imagination We want people to dream big, to re-imagine community and its pivotal role in health & wellbeing and social care. We wonder why with all the investment into transformation plans & strategies and in the provision of voluntary care services, so many people are still unable to thrive. The system may be stuck - but we also believe we can dream our way out of stuck if we dare to. Solutions, not problems Picking out faults in the system designed for our community collaborators is simple: The challenge is finding solutions that work. But a problem shared is a problem halved. Our collaborators may be in full-time work or unemployed. They may be getting older, have dementia or have been recently diagnosed with a life-changing condition. They may have just got out of prison. They may have just had their first baby or be looking after their elderly parents. But no matter where they are on their journey through life, they will know their local area and understand its issues. They live in the community and will have used services - or actively avoided them. These are the people with the right skills and perspectives that professionals must partner with to find the right solutions. We embrace uncertainty We know where we want to get to...but we are not always sure how we will get there. That's OK. The world moves at its own pace and things change in the blink of an eye. So, we will hold onto our dream and ask for direction from our collaborators along the way. "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world - indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead *As a CIC our profits are invested back into supporting people and communities to thrive. We help build resilient communities that are self-supporting and strong.