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 9 August, 2018

Lots of really useful information was shared at this meeting.

We looked at the draft of a framework to help members capture the impact of involvement.

A lovely team from Brandon Trust talked about how service users and carers have a say in staff recruitment. We talked about our experience of involving people in recruitment and some of the issues related to this.

We heard about Shelter’s big social housing conversation.

We looked at findings from our benchmarking survey.

We started to think about the training we are planning on dealing with emotional / difficult situations.

Our next meeting will include a discussion on diversity and inclusion.





Shared Learning Group on Involvement in Research

Meeting Held 27 June, 2018

A final draft of this paper on things to think about if you plan to capture involvement was approved. It’s available on this page.

We agreed to explore changing our name to Charities Research Involvement Group – we’ll be consulting stakeholders about their views on this.

We had a really useful discussion about the new standards for public involvement in research, and we heard about involvement in MS Society’s research.

We looked at possible topics for discussion for the coming year. Top choices were:

  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Sharing info about the spectrum of involvement opportunities we offer
  • How to monitor and evaluate PPI in funded research
  • Involvement in basic research

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