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 3 April, 2019

Our main topic was the differences between involvement and volunteering. We had some very interesting discussion but not enough time – so we’ll come back to this at our next meeting. We had a fab talk about Shelter’s GROW Programme.

There were lots of updates shared – keep an eye on our Twitter account (@SLGInvolvement). We’re planning a Twitter chat on involvement in laboratory based research.

Members asked a huge range of questions to help them in their work. There was a lot of interest in the use of storytelling to involve and in involvement in meaningful in recruitment, so we’ll return to these topics soon.

Charities Research Involvement Group

Meeting Held 21 March, 2019

Another packed meeting – and our biggest attendance so far.

Our main discussion topic was involvement in lab based research – lots of really interesting discussion and presentations. We’re planning a joint twitter chat on this topic on 30th April at 4pm. We’ll be tweeting on @SLGInvolvement.

We reviewed our very successful workshop on involvement in pharma research – we’ll be developing some guidance on this topic.

We also heard from MHRA about their involvement activities.

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