Welcome to the Co-Production Partnership Bradford

This is where you will find out about the work going on in the Co-Production Partnership in Bradford and how it is working to give disabled people a voice in how services are developing. You can find out more about what Co-production is about further down this page.

We will be running events and developing a partnership board to give disabled people a voice. Information on our events can be found here, as well as reports from previous events.

We have also set up a Partnership Board. You can find out about its work here.

The Co-Production Partnership is jointly managed by Equality Together and BTM. It is funded by Bradford Metropolitan District Council’s Health and Wellbeing department.

We also have our co-production updates available to download. Including Easy Read, Large Format and Audio files.

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What is co-production?

Co-production is about ensuring that people who use services are given a genuine say in what they are and how they are run. It means going beyond consultation but including people who are affected from the start of the process as genuine partners.

Co-production is about giving people a voice and acting as a challenge to decision makers.

Co-production is about recognising that people have a range of views and experiences. It should ensure that those who are say less or are quieter are listened to as much as those who are confident.

Co-production is about there being a genuine and open conversation between partners. It is about making sure that people have realistic expectations about what can be achieved.

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What’s happening…

On 4th March 2024 we held our latest district wide event for disabled people, their carers and people who work in services. This brought together almost 100 people to look at what the important issues are for disabled people in the Bradford District.

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The Taking Co-Production Forward event had three aims. There were:

  • To allow disabled people to say what is important within the Bradford Council social care commissioning priorities. Commissioning priorities are the things that the council want to spend its money on.
  • To allow disabled people to say what the Co-Production Partnership should be doing for the next year.
  • To bring together people from different backgrounds and organisations to allow people to talk together and listen to each other as equals.

The event brought together 90 people. These included disabled people and carers, people who work in services used by disabled people, as well as colleagues from Bradford Council and the NHS.

Wil Quick

The day started with Wil Quick, Co-Production Co-Ordinator, outlining the work done so far. He highlighted the work of the four working groups: access to services; accessible information; day services and independence and choice.

Holly presenting

This was followed by Holly Watson of the Adult Social Care Commissioning Team, who outlined the areas which Bradford Council within social care which Bradford Council were working on over the next year. Holly acknowledged that it was going to be difficult for services as Bradford Council was having to find substantial savings, including within adult social care.

Jane W, Anis, Stewart, Storm

The afternoon session was called ‘We are more than disabled people.’ This concentrated on what disabled people need to be included in our wider community. This looked at how disabled people can access things like work, health, housing as well as art, culture and leisure.

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We finished the day looking at what the priorities should be for the Co-Production Partnership for the next year. People thought it was really important that more disabled people could be involved in what the Partnership does.

The key areas to be working on were seen as advocacy, transport and accessible information.

What next

Copies of the report will and key actions will be sent to the Social Care Commissioning team. A list of key points will be sent to other teams in Bradford Council, the NHS and other organisations such as the Job Centre and West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

Debra, Hayley, Helen, Ann-Marie

Report

The report of the event is available in a variety of formats.

If you would like the report or summary in an other formats please contact the Co-Production Partnership. You can email co-production@equalitytogether.org.uk or call/ text or WhatsApp 07432 264 881.

Health and Social Care Committee representative

The Co-Production Partnership has been asked to nominate a disabled person to be a representative on Bradford Council’s Health and Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee. (This is usually called HOSC for short).

Two people said they were interested. They each wrote a short statement about why they would be a good person to be on the committee. Each organisation whose role is to work with disabled people in the Bradford District was asked to vote for who they wanted the representative to be.

We are very pleased to announce that Ann-Marie Bentley was selected for this really important role.

Ann-Marie

Ann-Marie said “I hope I can help get our views as disabled people to more areas of the council in order to help improve accessibility and services for myself and my fellow people with disabilities. I will try my utmost best and thank you for choosing me.”

Ann-Marie is keen to visit groups to find out about disabled people’s experiences. If you would like her to visit your group please email the Co-Production Partnership.

Previous Updates

Here you will find information and updates from previous co-production events. Click on the title to show the update.

The Co-Production Partnership will be hosting some events looking at how day services can work to meet the needs of disabled people across the Bradford District. We are working closely with Bradford Council on this project so we can shape how day services develop in the future. We are having a range of events to see how day services can meet the needs of disabled people in the future.

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Our main event will be held on Thursday 24th November, 12.30 to 3pm at Cottingley Community Centre, LIttlelands, Cottingley, near Bingley, BD16 1AL.

Registration and a light lunch will be from 12.30 and the event will start at 1.

This will be an opportunity to look at what is currently working in day services, as well as what needs to be improved.

BSL interpreters have been booked for this event.

Please book your place to attend this event: coproduction-day-services.eventbrite.co.uk

Alternatively call or text 07432 264 881 to book your place.

Online

We are also holding an online session for people who find this more suitable.

Friday 18th November, 11-12.30, online via Zoom.  Please book your place via coproduction-day-services-online.eventbrite.co.uk

Drop-in sessions

We are also hosting some drop-in sessions for you to give your views.

15th November, 1-3, Mayfield Centre, Broadway Avenue, BD5 9NP

16th November 1-3, Sight Airedale, 33 Scott Street, Keighley, BD21

Our first event was titled Building a Co-Production Partnership. 115 people attended. This include disabled people, carers, as well as people from a range of organisations.

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The morning looked at what has previously happened across the district to give disabled people a voice in what services are provided. Much of this reflected on the work of the former Strategic Disability Partnership.

The afternoon was spent looking at how a Co-Production Partnership should work.

The aims of the Partnership are:

Make a real difference to disabled people’s lives day to day

and

Sharing power

 The Partnership should work to the following principles:

  • diversity
  • inclusion and widening participation
  • accessible
  • relevant
  • honesty
  • leadership

A report of the event can be found at here (PDF) .

Our latest event was looking at some of the details of what is needed to make the Co-Production Partnership work. These were held over three events, in Keighley, Bradford and online.

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What type of person do we want to be members of the Partnership?

We began by looking at what sort of person do we want to be part of the Co-Production Partnership board. Some common issues were mentioned frequently. These included that board members need to be able to communicate with the wider disability community, as well as needing a good understanding of the needs of disabled people. The idea around the need for there to be a wide range of people, reflecting the diversity of the communities in Bradford was also seen as important.

How will members of the Board be chosen?

There was also a discussion on how members of the board would be selected. People were given three ideas to discuss. The first idea was that once the working groups were set up, they would send people to be members of the board. The good thing about this is that it would focus on practical issues facing disabled people. However, it may mean that issues which the board aren’t looking at might be missed.

The next idea was that different disabled people’s organisations would each send a representative. This would give a wide range of view points, but would exclude disabled people who are not connected to organisations.

The final idea was that there would be a small panel of disabled people who would interview potential members of a Partnership Board. It was felt that this could ensure that there was broad range of disabled people, although many people would be put off by such a formal process.

People liked parts of each, and as we take the Partnership forward, we will take the best parts of each.

Priority areas for the Partnership

People were also given an opportunity to highlight which areas they felt the Partnership should concentrate on first. The four top issues which will the Partnership will concentrate on initially are: independence and choice; access to services; accessible information and day services.

A report from the September events will be written up, and should be available in early November.

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Our latest Co-Production Partnership event is called Taking Co-Production Forward.

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The event will bring together disabled people, carers and people who run and work in services. It will be an opportunity for people say what is important for them as we enter the next stage of our co-production journey.

The event will be held on Monday 4th March. It starts at 10.30am and finishes at 3.00pm. It will be held at Margaret McMillan Tower in the centre of Bradford.

We are trying to make sure the event is accessible to as many people as possible.

The venue has

  • level access
  • accessible toilets
  • a hearing loop
  • We have booked BSL interpreters

If you have other access needs please tell us when you book your place.

To book your place visit coproduction-bradford.eventbrite.co.uk

Digital Updates

In this section you will be able to download digital updates.

We also have updates in:

  • Bradford Co-Production Partnership – Update No 12 May 2024

    Bradford Co-Production Partnership - Update No 12 May 2024

    Published On: April 29th, 2024
  • Taking Co-Production Forward report

    Taking Co-Production Forward Event Report. Monday 4th March 2024 at Margaret McMillan Tower, Bradford

    Published On: April 22nd, 2024
  • Co-Production Update February 2024

    Welcome to the latest update from the Bradford Co-Production Partnership.

    Published On: February 7th, 2024
  • Co-Production Update December 2023

    Welcome to the latest update from the Bradford Co-Production Partnership.

    Published On: December 4th, 2023
  • Co-Production Update October 2023

    We will tell you about the work we have done looking at New Choices day services [...]

    Published On: October 2nd, 2023
  • CoProduction Partnership Update August 2023

    In this issue we will be telling you about our new Co-Production database. This will help [...]

    Published On: July 31st, 2023
  • Co-Production Partnership Update Issue 6 May 2023

    In this edition we will looking at the first meetings of the Co-production Partnership Board and [...]

    Published On: May 4th, 2023
  • Co-Production Partnership Update Issue 5

    In this edition we will reviewing the first meetings of the Co-production Partnership working groups which [...]

    Published On: March 2nd, 2023

Audio Updates

Here you will find audio updates.

  • Co-Production Update May 2024 audio

    Bradford Co-Production Partnership - Update No 12 May 2024

    Published On: April 29th, 2024
  • Co-Production Update February 2024 Audio version

    Welcome to the latest update from the Bradford Co-Production Partnership.

    Published On: February 2nd, 2024
  • Co-Production Update issue 10 audio version

    Welcome to the latest update from the Bradford Co-Production Partnership.

    Published On: December 4th, 2023
  • Co-Production update October 2023 Audio version

    We will tell you about the work we have done looking at New Choices day services [...]

    Published On: October 2nd, 2023
  • Co-Production Update August 23 Audio version

    In this issue we will be telling you about our new Co-Production database. This will help [...]

    Published On: July 31st, 2023
  • Co-Production update May 2023 audio version

    In this edition we will looking at the first meetings of the Co-production Partnership Board and [...]

    Published On: May 4th, 2023
  • Co-Production Update March 2023

    In this edition we will reviewing the first meetings of the Co-production Partnership working groups which [...]

    Published On: March 2nd, 2023
  • Co-Production Update Jan 23

    Co-Production update in January. In this edition we will look back at the Making Day Services [...]

    Published On: January 5th, 2023

Easy Read Updates

Here you will find easy read updates.

  • Taking Co-Production Forward easy read report

    Taking Co-Production Forward Event Report. Monday 4th March 2024 at Margaret McMillan Tower, Bradford

    Published On: April 22nd, 2024
  • Co-Production Update February 2024

    Welcome to the latest update from the Bradford Co-Production Partnership.

    Published On: February 7th, 2024
  • Co-Production Update December 2023

    Welcome to the latest update from the Bradford Co-Production Partnership.

    Published On: December 4th, 2023
  • Co-Production Update October 2023

    We will tell you about the work we have done looking at New Choices day services [...]

    Published On: October 2nd, 2023
  • CoProduction Partnership Update August 2023

    In this issue we will be telling you about our new Co-Production database. This will help [...]

    Published On: July 31st, 2023
  • Co-Production Partnershio Update June 2023

    Welcome to the latest Co-Production Partnership update for June 2023.

    Published On: May 27th, 2023
  • Easy read update May 2023

    We will looking at the first meetings of the Coproduction Partnership Board. We are also looking [...]

    Published On: May 4th, 2023
  • Co-Production update March 2023

    In this edition we will reviewing the first meetings of the Co-production Partnership working groups which [...]

    Published On: March 2nd, 2023

Large Print Updates

Here you will find large print updates.

  • Co-Production Update May 2024 Large Print

    Bradford Co-Production Partnership - Update No 12 May 2024

    Published On: April 29th, 2024
  • Co-Production Update February 2024 Large Print

    Welcome to the latest update from the Bradford Co-Production Partnership.

    Published On: February 2nd, 2024
  • Co-Production update issue 10 large print edition

    Welcome to the latest update from the Bradford Co-Production Partnership.

    Published On: December 4th, 2023
  • Co-Production Update October 23 Large Print

    We will tell you about the work we have done looking at New Choices day services [...]

    Published On: October 2nd, 2023
  • Co-Production Update August 23 Large Print

    In this issue we will be telling you about our new Co-Production database. This will help [...]

    Published On: July 31st, 2023
  • Co-Production Update May 2023 large print

    In this edition we will looking at the first meetings of the Co-production Partnership Board and [...]

    Published On: May 4th, 2023
  • Co-Production Update March 2023

    In this edition we will reviewing the first meetings of the Co-production Partnership working groups which [...]

    Published On: March 2nd, 2023
  • Jan 23 update

    In this edition we will look back at the Making Day Services Work events which took [...]

    Published On: January 5th, 2023