Welcome to the Shared Learning Group on Involvement and Charities Research Involvement Group

We aim to enable shared learning about the involvement of people with lived experience between charities 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 1 November, 2023

Another really useful meeting.

Our main topic was involvement in recruitment. Thanks to colleagues from the Royal Society for Blind Children and Barnardo’s for sharing their experience.

We also heard from colleagues at the Nursing and Midwifery Council about a stakeholder round table, held to inform thinking about  a new organisational strategy.


Charities Research Involvement Group

Meeting Held 6 September, 2023

Our main topic for discussion was how we can reach out to people from different socio-economic groups, different geographical areas, and people who may find online involvement difficult/impossible. Thanks to Natasha Ratcliffe (freelance consultant) and Elspeth Mathie from the University of Hertfordshire for sharing their experience.

We also had a great presentation from colleagues at Health Research Charities Ireland and University College Dublin about PPI in lab-based research.

Plus as usual some fab discussion and info sharing.