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Working together with researchers and businesses you can get actively involved in identifying needs and developing solutions for an ageing society. 

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Research depends on healthy volunteers and people with lived experience to take part in projects and trials.  Contributing your time can be a rewarding experience and can make a real difference. 

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Current Opportunities

Newcastle upon Tyne

America's Misunderstood Medical System: Fact and Fiction

Professor Ted Marmor (Professor Emeritus, Yale University) will discuss recent a...

  • Event
  • 27/09/2018 (cut off 24/09/2018) - 1 hour, 30 mins
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Health & Science

The Imagine Series: Everyday living with Dementia with Lewy bodies

An online insight activity for carers of people living with dementia with Lewy b...

Newcastle upon Tyne

Patients requiring replacement complete dentures

An opportunity to receive treatment from Dental School students.

  • Public/Patient Representative
  • 28/09/2018 (cut off 28/09/2018) - 1 day
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Oral and Dental

“We are volunteering the accumulated knowledge we have gathered over our entire life”

Voice Member

About Voice

In contributing our experience, ideas, insights and vision, VOICE members become partners. They work with Universities and external organisations to:

  • Improve the focus, quality, relevance and impact of research
  • Stimulate and shape social and technological innovation
  • Enjoy lifelong learning and become research active citizens
  • Make a positive difference to the lives of older people across the globe
  • The involvement of VOICE members in research helps to focus academic knowledge, creativity and expertise on finding solutions and innovations that will make a difference to and have an impact on people's lives.

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