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 4 August, 2021

Our main topic was co-production – Chris Rowland and Hanan Kasmi from Mind talked about a co-produced project called Bridging the Gap, which aims to broaden the diversity of people who get involved at Mind. We also heard from CF Trust, Breast Cancer Now and Diabetes UK about co-produced projects they are supporting.

Plus loads of really interesting questions raised and help and advice offered to members.

Charities Research Involvement Group

Meeting Held 21 September, 2021

Some fab presentations at this meeting, including from Carmel McGrath. She talked about her PhD project exploring the impact of involvement in research. We’re hoping to work with Carmel to pilot the framework she has developed. Watch this space….

Other really interesting talks came from Amelia Hursey from Parkinson’s UK about a toolkit to help researchers share updates with participants.

And from Shoba Dawson, a researcher from the University of Bristol. She is carrying out a themed review to look at diversity and inclusion in involvement and engagement in research.