Welcome to the Shared Learning Group on Involvement

We aim to encourage shared learning about service user and carer involvement between voluntary sector organisations working in the UK. Our main Shared Learning Group looks at involvement across all areas. We also have a Shared Learning Group on Involvement in Research.

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Latest Meeting Summaries

Shared Learning Group on Involvement

Meeting Held 6 June, 2017

The main topic for this meeting was local and national involvement challenges.  Dave Aldwinckle from RNIB joined us to talk about how the organisation has re-focused and re-organised to ensure the meaningful involvement of blind and partially sighted people in all of the charity’s work, and about the approach to this at a national and local level. This was followed by some really useful discussion. We also discussed involvement in fundraising. We made plans for workshops on diversity and on capturing and assessing the impact of involvement, and lots of people were able to raise issues that they wanted help with – and to get help with them….

Shared Learning Group on Involvement in Research

Meeting Held 7 June, 2017

We spent time reviewing some of the key results from our benchmarking survey. Two members who are relatively new to involvement – Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Autistica – shared their experience to date. Information was also shared about strategies for involvement in research. We discussed ideas for  a joint event with the NIHR on involvement and engagement in research.

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