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 June, 2019

Our main topic was: how to embed involvement and make it sustainable. We had some great presentations (thanks CRUK and Alzheimer’s Society) and some useful discussion about how to demonstrate the value of involvement.

We finalised our paper on involvement and volunteering – it’s available on our home page.

There were lots of updates shared – keep an eye on our Twitter account (@SLGInvolvement) – and questions asked (and answered). We had a really enlightening  discussion about involvement in recruitment of staff, and we’re planning one about involvement in governance at our August meeting.

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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