Bristol’s Local Offer needs your participation and feedback to get better.  

What is co-production?

We are making Findability through co-production. Co-production is when the people who run services work with the people who use their service to improve it.  This means we are working with children, young people, parent carers and services to improve Findability.

We co-produce by believing that

  • No one is more important than another person.  Everyone has something to give or add – Equality
  • We need lots of different people to be involved (for example, black and minority ethnic communities, disabled people and young people) – Diversity
  • We need to make sure everyone is able to be involved by thinking about accessibility (for example, physical access and time of meetings) - Accessibility
  • We should appreciate those who get involved and make sure they feel valued - Valuing

‘Co-production is different to participation.  ‘Participation’ is about services consulting with the people who use their service.  ‘Co-production’ means the people who use the service become equal partners and co-creators.

(Social Care Institute for Excellence (2012) Towards co-production: Taking participation to the next level, SCIE Report 53, London: SCIE.)


How can I get involved?

You can get involved by:

  • Using our feedback page or email us at to tell us about what you like and don’t like about findability or if there is something missing.
  • Check what is on Findability is easy to understand.  If it isn’t let us know.
  • Tell your friends and professionals about Findability and encourage them to use it.
  • Joining our Facebook group
  • Invite us to come and talk to any groups you go to.
  • Attend one of our Local Offer Networks (email to find out how).

Who’s been involved so far?

Findability (Bristol’s Local Offer) is a part of the Birth – 25 Service/Collaboration.  We would like to give a big thank you to the groups and individuals who have helped to co-produce Bristol’s Local Offer and Findability.

  • Bristol Parent Carers
  • Supportive Parents
  • Brandon Trust
  • The parents who go to Sunbeams (Hartcliff Children’s Centre)
  • The parents who go to Rainbows (Ilminster Avenue Children’s Centre)
  • The parents who go to Little Stars (St.Werburgh’s Park Nursery)
  • The Family Centre (Deaf Children) and their youth group
  • Barnardos
  • The Short Break Consortium
  • Listening Partnership (Bristol,'s SEND Youth Participation Forum)
  • Bristol's Special Schools


This page has information for residents in the City of Bristol.  Find out about what other Local Authorities do.

Last Updated 1 December 2016 by Findability Team

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