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 8 April, 2020

Our first virtual meeting.

Our main topic was story telling publicly, and how we can ensure it’s safe and appropriate. Thanks to Andy McGowan and Rylan Ray from Caring Together for sharing their experience – this led to some really interesting discussions and the development of some top tips for supporting people to share their stories.

As usual some really interesting questions were raised and answered by members. Topics included how we can ensure that involvement isn’t forgotten during the pandemic; how to involve British Sign Language users online,  and involving children and young people aged 10-18.

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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