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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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Behind our doorbells and front doors, how are we dreaming of the future?


How can we ensure older people with frailty get their views heard?

This is an opportunity to take part in an online discussion about ways to engage...

  • Discussion
  • 08/03/2018 (cut off 23/03/2018) - 2 weeks, 1 day
  • Online
  • Health & Science

Between Eating & Sleeping: Exhibition

This is an opportunity to visit an interactive exhibition about public attitudes...


“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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