Guide to Service User Involvement and Co-Production

Revolving Doors, March 2016

Voluntary and community organisations, statutory agencies and other groups working with offenders, ex-offenders and their families are constantly looking to improve the services they offer their service users. Service user involvement (SUI) is recognised as an effective tool to achieve this.  This guide is for managers, staff, trustees and volunteers of any organisation that wants to involve their service users in the management, design, delivery and evaluation of their services.

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Recovering alcohol and drug users leading service planning

Public Health England, September 2015

Public Health England has launched a new guide showing the benefits of involving recovering alcohol and drug users in the design and development of their own, and others treatment and recovery.

PHE’s Service User Involvement guide describes 4 different levels of service user involvement, from co-developing one’s own care plan through to initiating and running recovery-focused enterprises. The guide showcases a number of examples of unique services from across the country that have been set-up by, or run by, former alcohol and drug users.

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