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, 2018

A packed and productive meeting. We had a really useful World Café session looking at supporting people who get involved. We also talked about World Café as an involvement method.

We heard about Young Women’s Trust’s Work it Out Ambassador project.

We shared plans for National Co-production Week (2-6 July).

We had a report back on the survey of staff about their involvement training needs.

We reviewed our draft benchmarking survey and we heard more about CRUK’s framework for involvement core competencies.

At our next meeting we’ll be looking at involvement in recruitment.

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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