The tool aims to guide and support conversations and to enable partnerships to consider the strengths and weaknesses of their co-design work and identify areas for further development. Co-design is just one of many possible approaches to co-production. This tool should be read in conjunction with the MEAM resource Getting started with co-production, available on the MEAM website.
This guide outlines a set of practical steps that local partnerships can consider to begin or continue their co-production journey. The guide is based on learning from MEAM’s experience of supporting local partnerships to develop and maintain co-production in their local work, combined with people’s personal experiences of participating in co-production as a person with lived experience of multiple disadvantage.
This tool is intended to help local areas and organisations to consider where their partnership work is at the moment; to help identify potential areas for improvement and to reflect on what actions to take. The tool is based on a thematic review undertaken by our independent evaluators, Cordis Bright, of how partnerships are structured and work in practice across areas using the MEAM Approach.
Our MEAM System Intervention Tool can help areas to explore specific challenges in their local systems. It forms the basis of our intervention support to local areas. Please contact us if you would like more information.
The tool is accompanied by the MEAM systems leadership for multiple disadvantage programme, a space for building skills and exchanging knowledge, experiences and examples of good practice among people leading this work. The programme is based around the four elements of the MEAM Systems Intervention Tool and the course is offered over a period of 8 months.
This webinar explores three key aspects of effective partnership working:
This webinar explores understanding multiple disadvantage through a systems thinking lens, the values and behaviours central to systems thinking and contextualising problems from different perspectives.
MEAM in practice includes case studies about how areas across the network have adopted the MEAM Approach. You can also learn more about diverse areas of work that have developed as a result of local areas using the MEAM Approach.
MEAM is publishing a series of “policy into practice” explainers to explore key national policy developments and what these mean for people and services in local areas.