Turbocharging volunteering: co-production and public service reform: Centre Forum
This report, from economic and financial thinktank Cenre Forum, sets out ways that ‘co-production’ of services can be applied more widely in health, housing, social care and other contexts and finds that there are clear social benefits from producing services in this way. It argues that service users, their friends and families, are able to build a much broader range of activities and gain the respect that goes with being “equal partners”. In addition, the report finds that there are significant savings to be realised through co-production. For example, research has identified that it could cut NHS costs by at least 7% (£4.4 billion) a year and potentially up to a fifth.