Developing voluntary sector / researcher partnerships for impact and sustainability
15 July 2021 11am-12pm
Join the Commissioning PPIE in Research Collaborative to hear about their experience of working together on a project to explore and co-develop an approach to commissioning the involvement of diverse communities with the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector.
This regional partnership brought together a diverse group of 13 VCSE sector organisations, health and social care researchers, and research support staff from a range of NIHR funded infrastructure organisations.
During the event VCSE partners will talk about their part in the project, what it was like to work in partnership with the research sector, what they feel they or their organisation gained from the experience, and what the research community could do better to both support future sustainable partnership working with the VCSE sector, and to enhance diversity through more inclusive and accessible involvement opportunities.
As well as inspiring further partnership working between the sectors, we also hope you will help us identify next steps for the commissioning approach we have co-developed, and how such commissioning could become embedded into current infrastructure and practice across the range of sectors and organisations it will involve.