Co-Production Week

Last month we participated in SCIE’s co-production week 2017.

What is co-production?

Co-Production in health and social care is professionals working in partnership with the people who use their service and their carers/family. It is the principle that everyone views are equal and that everyone needs to work together to get systems in place that work for everyone.

There are 4 principles to co-production:

1. Equality – everyone has something to give and nobody is more important than anyone else.

2. Diversity – services should make sure everyone can take part in co-production.

3. Access – there shouldn’t be anything that makes it difficult for any group of people to take part in co-production.

4. Reciprocity – this means everyone getting something for what they do in co-production. Sometimes they get money. Sometimes they get something for free. It is also about making friends and feeling good about helping people.

At New Key we strive to co-produce in our work and to make a service that works for the people who use our service and their carers.

Scie have made an easy read guide for further information on co-production click below.

What did we do for Co-Production week?

A Radio Show

As part of this the radio production learners decided to dedicate a show to discussing Co-Production and talking about their experiences of it. You can find a link to this show here:

A Co Production Training Session

We also co-produced a training session on co-production with Lisa Ponting one of our learners at The Key. The training looked at how co-production can work on different levels, from strategic levels like within local councils to individual levels with community groups and organisations. As part of the training we made a co-production plan for The Key and New Key, a result of this means that we will be having a review of our service with staff, the people who attend The Key and are supported by New Key. Everyone will have a chance to put their input into how they would like the organisation to work and we will be able to celebrate the strengths and successes we have. It was decided that we would do this in the form of a BBQ, forum and party at The Park.

A Film about Co-Production

We have begun working on working a film about co-production in Bristol, the film is being made in a bid to showcase good examples of co-production and what a difference it can make to an organisation and people’s lives. The film is being made by us and the learners who use our service.  We will continue to work on this film over the next year with the aim to finish it in time for next year’s co-production week.

As part of co-production week SCIE’s encouraged people to make co-production week.

See the co-production commitments we made as an organisation:


Open Days

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We will be hosting open days for people to have a look around our facilities at The Park on Wednesday 31st May, Monday 5th June and Monday 12th June 2017 from 10am-6pm.

Please call us on 07788247441 so we can arrange a time to show you around and talk to you about our programmes.

We are now currently setting up our classroom ready for The Key’s opening on 6th June 2017.

Exciting News on Our New Venue

We are delighted to announce that The Key will be opening in June 2017 at The Park Centre in Knowle.

Our journey on finding the right venue and home for our service has taken longer than expected but we believe we have found the perfect venue in The Park.

The Park is a community lead opportunity centre and has lots to offer on site including a cafe, farm, gardens, gym, animal centre, sports hall, multi-sport courts and fields.  There are multiple businesses and a host of other care providers who we look forward to working with.

We will be spending the next month setting up our room and meeting people who would like to join our service.

If you are interested in joining The Key or finding out more about what we offer please get in touch.


Robin and myself are delighted to announce that we are currently working on a new event in Bristol to celebrate and share good practice in health and social care.

We will be collaborating with other providers, people with lived experience of disabilities and people who attend The Key to put on this event in Summer 2017.

Expect to be inspired by local performance groups, motivated by note speakers and galvanised by meaningful workshops.

More details to come soon as things develop.


Last Week of Taster Programme

Hello everyone,

We have enjoyed our time at St Werburghs Community Centre trying out our new programmes.

We are now approaching our last week and we still have spaces left on our taster programmes.

Our taster programmes are in Sports, Wellbeing, Drama and Film, Life Skills (Focusing on Relationships) and Speak out.

If you would like to book on please email us on or call us on 07788247441


Taster Programme – now £5 a session – CLICK HERE

To make the Taster Programme more accessible we have reduced our price to £5 a session.

The programme is running at St Werburghs Community Centre.


If you need help to get there click here.

Courses will be running 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm.


To find out more about The Programmes click here.

If you would like to join the programme please give us a call on 07788247441 or email

Look forward to hearing you,

Jacob and Robin

Programme Leaders


Taster Programme! 8th-24th February 2017 – CLICK HERE

We are excited to announce that ‘The Key’ will be hosting a taster programme in preparation for a full time opening in March 2017.

What is the Taster Programme?

The Taster Programme is a chance to try out our sessions and see if ‘The Key’ could be the right fit for you. The Taster sessions will cost £20 a session.

Where will it be running?

It will be running at St Werburghs Community Centre – If you would like to find out how to get here please go to the Contact Page.

When will it be running?

Sessions will run every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from the 8th-24th of February. Morning Sessions are from 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm.

See the timetable below:

Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays
9am – 12pm


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What Programme’s are running?


Radio Production – Work as a group to produce your own radio shows on topics that interest you. Learn how to use microphones and music software and write your own material.


Drama and Film – Learn about acting skills. Learn about life and decision making through role play. Explore emotions. Make your own plays and films. Learn how to use video cameras, laptops, projectors and more. Put on your own Shows.


Wellbeing – Learn about the 5 ways to Wellbeing and how they can help you live a happy and fulfilling life.


Life Skills – This programme will help you to increase your independence in and outside of your home. Topics include relationships and sexuality, cooking, money skills, fire safety and travel training.


Speak Out – You will learn about independence and self advocacy. We will focus on assertiveness, disability issues, accessing public services, the political process, independent living and participating in society.


Sports – Come and play sports. Learn about your health and fitness. Take part in team games. Basketball, football, badminton and lots more! Sports sessions will run at a local sports centre.

If you are interested in attending please go to the Contact Page.