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Share your thoughts on the value of co-production – our survey is now live!

August 2, 2022

We need your help to shine a light on and demonstrate the value of co-production! We hope to do so in a more comprehensive way than ever before and that the findings from this work will be useful to a wide variety of people nationally and internationally.

As we have shared in a couple of blogs recently, we are working on a large piece of work called the Value of Co-production. The Collective received funding (£150,000 awarded by Research England, part of UK Research Innovation) that we are using to help us demonstrate the value of co-production in a more comprehensive way than ever before! We hope that the findings from this work will be useful to a wide variety of people nationally and internationally – those involved in (or wondering about getting involved in) co-produced projects, funders, organisations and many others.

The methods we are using for this Value of Co-production project as a whole include, community reporting interviews, a systematic review (more on this soon) and a large survey which is the reason for this blog. We are pleased to announce that...

Our Value of Co-production survey is now live!

We would like to invite you to share your thoughts on the value of co-production with us. We are using Gobby which is an online survey tool designed to communicate with employees, customers, volunteers, members… anyone really!

How do I complete the survey?

To complete the survey, please follow these 2 steps:

1. Have a read of the Gobby How to guide – as a PDF, as a Word document

2. Go to our survey page, and follow the instructions from there. Or, if you prefer scan the QR below in order to access the survey.

If you are unsure how to use Gobby or have any questions, feel free to contact us on or by calling Nicc on 07741 671 200.

It is a short survey that will take you approximately 8 minutes to complete.

The deadline to complete the survey is Wednesday 31 August 2022. If you have any questions or would like more information, please get in touch with us via email on

Prize draw!

If it is of interest, there is a Love2Shop voucher worth £100 up for grabs for one lucky respondent – there is an option to be entered into a prize draw to win this at the beginning of the survey. We will pull one name out of a hat at random from those who respond.

Read on to find out more about co-production and Gobby surveys.

What is co-production?

Our approach to co-production is that it is about working together in equal partnership for equal benefit. A sentiment that is underpinned by our core values – being human, inclusive, transparent and challenging.

More about Gobby

Traditional online surveys ask you to tick boxes to ready-made answers. But are they always relevant to you? Gobby is unique in that people can answer freely to questions and share their experiences and ideas. You can also view and vote for other people’s answers to support group collaboration and decision-making.

Gary developed Gobby because traditional online surveys, and the same old answer options, did not reflect what mattered most to him or those around him. So, he decided to re-design how surveys work - empowering people to create their own answers that groups of people with shared experiences could vote for. Gobby’s vision is to be the world’s most human survey tool, and we’re on a mission to build stronger communities through meaningful co-production.

Gary and the Gobby team believe that:

“True insights and meaningful decision-making data come from people sharing their lived experiences, their unique ideas, and their true voices. Gobby is a tool designed to help you capture those voices, and harness their power for change.”

We would be really grateful if you would take a few minutes to complete this survey – it will help us to demonstrate the value of co-production and in our ambition to change culture when it comes to acceptance of and appreciation for co-production.

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