Welcome to the Shared Learning Group on Involvement and Charities Research Involvement Group

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 Charities Research Involvement Group.

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Latest Meeting Summaries

Shared Learning Group on Involvement

Meeting Held 5 February, 2020

Our main topic for discussion was about avoiding dependency and how to support people to move on. Very helpful experience shared by St Mungo’s, Brandon Trust and Anthony Nolan. We also heard how Young Women’s Trust involves young women in campaigning. And we reviewed the results of our benchmarking survey – involvement activity is growing in many member charities, which is great news…

Charities Research Involvement Group

Meeting Held 20 March, 2020

Our 1st virtual meeting was a big success and very interactive. The main topic for discussion was working with vulnerable or hard to involve groups and how to involve them well – great presentations from Autistica and Alzheimer’s Society and very useful small group discussions. We also learned loads from excellent presentations from Health Data Research UK and Crohn’s and Colitis UK about involvement in big data research. And we had time for people to ask questions.

Our learning on running a big interactive meeting on Zoom is on the news/featured documents section on this home page – just scroll down….

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