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Could your experience help the council build a better service for carers?

01 July 2024

Peterborough City Council is celebrating Co-Production Week (1-5 July) and is calling for residents to help develop and deliver the recommendations in its All-Age Carers Strategy. 

The All-Age Carers Strategy was co-produced with people with lived experience of being a carer and the council wants to build on this and understand from carers what is – and is not – working well, with the aim of delivering improvements.

Working Together for Change, a co-production expert, will work closely with the council to facilitate a series of workshops over the summer to explore what needs to change and actions that can be taken forward.

Co-production is about organisations working in equal partnership with people using its services. For example, carers, families and residents with lived experience. It offers the chance for people to be involved in designing and developing better ways of doing things in social care, creating a model that offers real choice and control.

Debbie McQuade, Service Director for Adults and Safeguarding at Peterborough City Council said: “Co-production is delivering results for Peterborough City Council and people who use services. By asking residents to get involved in our work right from the very beginning we can make sure that we reach the right people, to help us deliver the right support.”

If you have lived experience of caring for a person and would like a genuine opportunity to shape how Carers in Peterborough can be supported in the future, then we want to hear from you. You can contact us by email at

The council can arrange support if you need help taking part or getting your views heard. You can also claim travel expenses when you take part in co-production events and you may be able to claim an involvement fee, depending on the activity you get involved in.