11. What happens after we have finished.

  • When the process ends you should check to see if the process was a success. Perhaps there were good things that happened that you were not expecting. Perhaps other things did not go so well but you learned from these.

  • You can need to check what actually happens as a result of the change or new policy and find out what the effect is.

  • You might still have a role to play. Your organisation may support disabled people to use a new service and check what is happening. You may join a group that reports on progress. If you have built good relationships with your coproduction partners it may well be good to keep in touch so you can work together again in the future.

  • It can be very helpful to share what you have learned about coproduction so that others can learn what works well and what does not. If everyone shares their learning then everyone can learn more easily and more quickly. This will lead to better outcomes. This is what good coproduction is all about.

  • For more information about coproduction, have a look at the 'All Together Now toolkit'. You can find this at: www.ilis.co.uk .

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