Harnessing Human Experience
Empowering the public to shape health research & drive innovation for ageing
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VOICE is your chance to contribute your experience, ideas and knowledge to influence future research & innovation. You can make a real & lasting difference to some of society's biggest challenges.Why join VOICE?
From workshops to events, questionnaires to webinars - there are always opportunities to get involved in research & innovation. Have a quick look through here, or click the button below to see all of our current opportunities.View all opportunities
This is an opportunity to shape research looking at patient recovery and quality of life after complex abdominal operationsLearn more
Involving the public in your health research
VOICE is a thriving community of public, patients & carers who are passionate about working with researchers.
Find out how VOICE can help you with your research projects. From recruitment of patients & public for involvement workshops and lay representatives for project steering groups to live streaming events & facilitating online discussions - we're here to help.
“It's absolutely liberating & empowering. You really feel you're part of something quite innovative & exciting that's going to make life better for such a lot of people.”Tina / VOICE Member
“VOICE was a great way of improving our research - from citizen feedback on initial research ideas & help with designing the research, to the end of the research cycle helping us to disseminate the findings”Dr Sheena Ramsay / Newcastle University
“On every occasion there has been one of those jaw dropping moments, where we learn something from their responses that's often taken us quite some time to build in to what we do. I would say where we're at now is much better than where we would have been without that deep insight from VOICE”Professor Peter Gore / ADL Smartcare
“I have a greater knowledge base and with that comes a confidence”Sandy / VOICE Member
“We are volunteering the accumulated knowledge we have gathered over our entire lives.”Tom / VOICE Member
Inspiration for Innovators
VOICE is based in the UK’s National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA), a world leading organisation created with a £40 million investment from UK Government & Newcastle University.
NICA and VOICE are leading dialogue with citizens on what is needed for healthy ageing. We co-design, co-develop and, with our business partners, get to market desirable products and services intended to transform lives.
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Read the latest news & blog articles from the VOICE community. Published by VOICE members, researchers & partners, they're never a dull read!View all articles
Members of this Group will help to support, inform and guide Imperial College London's COVID-19 research, response planning and ongoing community engagement and involvement plans during the outbreak.
This Dementia Group is a platform for anyone wishing to learn and share ideas about what works and what needs to change to enable people living with dementia to live well.
The Digital Advisory Group is a group of VOICE members who have offered to give their feedback on the developments of the VOICE web platform and apps.
ExCEL is a Europe wide network of organisations & professionals with a citizen community or experience of engaging with citizens. Its aim is to create a dynamic forum for sharing good practice in citizen engagement....
The MenoMeetup group was set up to have open and honest discussions about the menopause in a safe, comfortable and fun space. We welcome everyone regardless of age and gender to take part and hope that by discussing real...
Welcome to the U3A Group at VOICE. U3A (Learn, Laugh, Live) is a UK-wide movement which brings together people in their ‘third age’ to develop their interests and continue their learning in a friendly and informal envir...
This is a closed group for people involved in the development of a theatre production about the challenges of ageing. Performances will be advertised on the VOICE website soon.
The Research Support Group is a group of research active VOICE members who meet once a month with researchers to provide feedback on projects from a public perspective. We have already recruited for 2019-2020, therefore...
This group has been set up as a place for VOICE members to come together outside of their involvement in other opportunities.