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A number of programmes are available to support service users, carers and members of the public to get involved in Health and Social Care (HSC).


It may be helpful to view the e-learning programme as an introduction to involvement within Health and Social Care (HSC).  This PPI e-learning awareness programme has been developed with service users and carers to help people understand what PPI is, how you can get involved and the difference it will make to HSC.
The programme will take 30 minutes to complete – please click here to access the e-learning programme.

Bursary Scheme:

Individual support for service users and carers to get involved is available via the bursary scheme.  If you have identified an event or training course which would support your involvement, you may apply for a bursary, further details can be found here.

Should you wish to find out about current opportunities to get involved, please click here.

Other taught programmes are available and further details are listed below:

Public reviewing with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

INVOLVE – invo.org.uk

This is an interactive course for new and experienced reviewers of health and social care research, which has been produced by a team of public reviewers, and patient and public involvement professionals with the NIHR. The course covers reviewing in all contexts for NIHR research funding programmes, plus skills and activities required at different levels and stages of research.

More information can be found by clicking here.

Finding Your Voice

The Health and Social Care Board offers the Finding Your Voice training programme. Finding Your Voice is a free programme aimed at service users and carers. It is also open to members of Integrated Care Partnerships and other organisations representing service users. The programme is accredited with an ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management and will help you to;

  • Understand how Health and Social Care services are developed, who makes the decisions and what co-production is all about.
  • How service users and carers can get involved and how you can best communicate your message to HSC professionals.
  • What resources are available to help and support you in your advisory role in Health and Social Care.

The Finding Your Voice programme is currently closed.
More information about the course can be found here.

Check back regularly for updates on upcoming training opportunities and dates.