Help shape social care services - Hertfordshire co-production board

We've launched our strategic co-production board working with people who use care services and their carers to help us shape adult care services.

We want people to have a say in how the budget is spent and how the services are run.

Who is on the board?

There are five people who have experience of adult care services as a service user or carer, five people from the council's Adult Care Services Management Team and six people from community organisations who represent service users and carers on the board.

This includes:

  • Carers in Hertfordshire

  • Age UK

  • Viewpoint

  • Hertfordshire Care Provider’s Association

  • Healthwatch

  • The Learning Disability Partnership Board (LDPB)

The board is co-chaired by Iain MacBeath, Director of Adult Care Services and Leigh Hutchings.

The board has agreed what they want to talk about first – the council's adult care budget, commissioning, disabled transport and how Hertfordshire can be more inclusive to disability.

For full details, take a look at our terms of reference.

Latest meeting

 

Subtitles are available by selecting the subtitles/closed captions option on the tool bar at the bottom of the video.

Read about our employment and volunteering project

15 year direction for adult social care services

Our next meeting is 8 February 2018.

 

15 year direction for adult social care services

 

Co-production projects

The board has produced Standards for Co-production for co-production work in Hertfordshire adult care services. The Standards include guidance on the type of activity that should be co-produced, top tips for co-production and how to support people to be involved. We have also produced a draft payment guide - we will be signing this off at the next meeting.

Transport

Two of our members attended a transport scrutiny panel – see the evidence they presented. We also wrote to local MPs about transport. Read the response from the Under Secretary of State.

 

Employer Toolkit – Inclusive Herts

Hertfordshire co-production board worked together on a toolkit to encourage businesses to employ people with disabilities in order to make any workplace more inclusive and accessible.

The Employer Toolkit was developed with service users and carers as a practical resource for employers. It is designed to be used by small to medium sized business/organisations in Hertfordshire and aims to encourage them to:

  • Employ disabled people by busting some myths and giving details of all the support and advice available.
  • Provide a more inclusive service to people with disabilities and health conditions who may need extra help, time and understanding.

Notes and presentations from previous meetings

Notes and presentations from previous meetings

 

Find out more

For more information or if you have a comment on any of the topics we're talking about please email us.

Find out more about co-production from Think Local Act Personal (TLAP).

 

 Co-Production Board members