Building Together: Worcestershire’s Adult Social Care Co-production forum

The Building Together Forum is made up of people who use adult social care and their carers, as well as a Workforce Group and countywide Peer Network of individuals and organisations. It's goal is to ensure that people who use services and their carers have an equal voice and influence over decisions about design, development and delivery of services. 

Unlocking the Potential: optimising occupational therapy as a high-impact resource

This report examines how allied health professionals (AHPs) work within social care in the Midlands, and how they can contribute to current and future workforce challenges. Occupational therapists are the largest group of AHPs working in social care.  Despite being only 4% of the regulated social care workforce, they are responsible for 35-45% of local authority referrals, contributing significantly to  local health and social care economies. The report has been funded by NHS England and is hosted by West Midlands ADASS.

Sandwell Council's commitment to co-production

Susan Eagle, a commissioning team manager for prevention and community-based services at Sandwell Council, describes how she undertook a review for the council to “improve how they capture the ‘voice’ of people we work with, and use findings to meaningfully influence and shape our work.”

ADASS DoLS Priority Tool

This tool (latest version 11 April 2024) was developed after Cheshire West, and has been updated to reflect current practice and priorities.