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 2 October, 2018

A really interesting and useful meeting with a focus on diversity and inclusion. This included a fab talk about work at St Mungo’s followed by a useful discussion and everyone committing to an action.

We had an update about the draft framework to capture the impact of involvement.

We heard about the Three Nations Dementia Working Group’s code of conduct and how it was developed.

We’re going to do some thinking about how to get more senior level buy-in for involvement – more at our next meeting. There will also be a market place and a consultation wheel at our next meeting. Our training on dealing with difficult situations will take place in January.

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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