This article is a co-authored account of the co-production process for the Who’s Challenging Who? (WCW) training intervention and research project (Hastings et al In Press). In this article, the authors consider whether the facilitation of valued roles through co-production can lead to people with learning disabilities being able to influence the support they receive, and what other benefits successful co-production provides. People with learning disabilities worked with the WCW team to co-produce a training intervention and identified personal benefits of being involved, including increased social networks; the effect on their confidence; and being able to purchase material items they would otherwise not have had. The process used to ensure successful co-production is described alongside recommendations for future work.
An easy-read appendix of this article has been produced to ensure that it is accessible to all. We hope this will encourage more people with a learning disability label to become involved in collaborative projects, research or otherwise, and experience the personal benefits of co-production.
Learning Disability Practice. 21, 4, 28-35. doi: 10.7748/ldp.2018.e1909Citation
Richards L, Williams B, Przybylak P et al (2018) The experiences of people with learning disabilities in co-produced challenging behaviour training. Learning Disability Practice. doi: 10.7748/ldp.2018.e1909Peer review
Peer review This article has been subject to double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated softwareCorrespondence
Our colleague Phil passed away shortly after the submission of this paper. His contribution to the project was invaluable
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