Thank you to residents helping to shape health and care services in Hackney
Residents in Hackney that are helping to shape local health and care services through co-production, are being recognised for their work, at an event during National Co-production Week.
There are over 60 people, who work to improve services for everyone, working in partnership with Hackney Council, City of London Corporation, NHS City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Homerton University Hospital, Healthwatch Hackney and the voluntary and community sector. Everyone is either a service user, carer or patient in Hackney and the City of London.
A Co-production Charter for Health and Social Care in Hackney and City of London highlights people’s rights, which all health and social care partners have signed up to, including Deputy Mayor, Cllr Feryal Clark, Cabinet member for Health, Social Care, Transport and Parks.
I would like to say a personal thank you to everyone who is involved in co-producing health and care services in Hackney, for giving up their time and for their commitment to helping others. I would really encourage more people to get involved. Co-production gives people a real say in the services offered and how they are provided.
Working together benefits everyone involved in or affected by the decisions made so that services are centred around the person, not just their needs. Services and processes can then be focused on supporting someone’s dignity and independence and help promote health and wellbeing.
More than 40 people currently work with Hackney Council’s Adult Services department to co-produce services in different ways. Some examples include people sitting on staff recruitment panels for Hackney’s Adult Services, delivering user-led training, evaluating and feeding back on services and co-chairing Council board meetings.
The Council and health partners are looking for more people to join existing co-production groups and forums to ensure services meet the needs of different local communities.
The Council is committed to making it easier for more people from all backgrounds to get involved in co-production, in a number of ways involving:
- Flexible meeting times in venues that are accessible
- Help to cover the costs of transport and other expenses
- Offer of training and support to ensure everyone can take part as much as possible
- Offer of different levels of involvement, so if people cannot attend meetings they can still contribute
- Ensuring information is accessible and easy to understand
For more information or to get involved in co-production in Hackney email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0208 356 1493.