This year, for the first time in the ARC, we will be gathering face-to-face for the event. The event is planned for Friday 13 October (12.30-5pm) at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford Street, London SE1 9NH, near Waterloo.

Possible subjects for discussion include exploring south London health and care needs and inequalities through research, learning from patient and community organisations, Census and other data, including for people with multiple conditions. As well as presentations, the event will include breakout groups. It is free to attend, and lunch will be provided at the beginning. The event is a chance to meet others, chat and find out more about involvement already underway.

For those who may find it hard to take part on this occasion, there will be an alternative online event a few days later, on a weekday evening. Those attending can view videos of the presentations and share their own views and experiences. Key points and suggestions from both events will be brought together in a report.

More information will be available over the next few weeks – but in the meantime, if you would like to come along, please put the date (13 October) in your diary! We look forward to seeing many of you there.

Read the report from Active Involvement in Research 2022

The impact of Covid-19 on involvement – what has changed?’ was the focus of last year’s Active Involvement in Research gathering, held online. Read the report here.