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 7 April, 2022

This was our first hybrid Shared Learning Group meeting. For many of us it was fanatastic to meet in person again. We’ll be holding another hybrid meeting in October, with other meetings continuing to be held virtually.

We reviewed our involvement activities in 2021/22 and shared plans for involvement activities 2022/23.  Members from Blood Cancer UK and Safe Passage shared their experience of involving people in organisational strategy development / refresh.

We’ve agreed to put together a paper to share learning on this topic.


Charities Research Involvement Group

Meeting Held 16 March, 2022

Our main discussion topic was involvement in the peer review process – great presentations from colleagues at Parkinson’s UK, JDRF and Alzheimer’s Society and lots of useful information shared by members. We had a presentation about the new joint statement on embedding public involvement in health and social care research. And we reviewed the results of our latest benchmarking survey.