The Co Production Development officer supports Voluntary and Community Sector organisations and the people they support to become involved in Co-production work to design and deliver services.

“Co-production is a relationship where professionals and citizens share power to plan and deliver support – together, recognising that both have vital contributions to make in order to improve quality of life for people and communities.”

- National Co-production, Critical Friends Group

The project works to build trusting relationships with disabled people, young carers, carers, parents and organisations to ensure everyone that wants to can become involved in Co-production.

This is a collaborative project developed with (and funded by) City and County of Swansea to help meet their new duty to Co-produce services outlined in The Social Service and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 (The Act).

The Act requires local authorities to promote social enterprises, co-operatives, user led services and the third sector. They must also to take a pro-active approach in promoting the involvement of people in the design and delivery of services.

The Co Production Development officer supports Voluntary and Community Sector organisations and the people they support to become involved in Co-production work to design and deliver services.

The Co Production Development Officer role replaces the Disability Development post here at SCVS.

Main Aim: To support the development of co-productive approaches across adult services within the City and County of Swansea.

Co-production Implementation Group

We facilitate and support this group to share skills, ideas, information and enthusiasm for Co-production.

Commissioning Reviews

We support the engagement of citizens in the City and County of Swansea (Adult Service) Commissioning Reviews by ensuring people are aware of the opportunities to take part and have the information, knowledge, skills and confidence they need to get involved and Co-produce.

Would your organisation like to develop Co-production knowledge and skills to share power, plan and deliver projects or provide services?

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to find out about the support available to work Co-productively with Citizens and Commissioners to develop your capacity to win contracts and tenders.


Further information about Social Care legislation in Wales is available on the Social Care Wales website by clicking here

A Technical Briefing with information about Part 2, section 16 of the Act that looks Co-production , Collaboration and the Duty to promote social enterprises, cooperative, user-led services and the third sector is available by clicking here


To find out more about Co Production, the support we can offer, arrange to meet up or get involved please contact: Adrian Bailey, SCVS Co Production Development Officer (Adult Service) on 01792 544035 / adrian_bailey@scvs.org.uk