There has been growing interest in modern times in people being able to play a more active part in their society, community and lives, as citizens, service users and patients. Such ‘user’ or ‘public/patient involvement’ has become a shared goal across all shades of politicians and policymakers. However it has become increasing apparent that some groups face many more barriers than others getting involved and this reinforces the difficulties that they may face and excludes their important perspectives from consideration. The purpose of this guide is to offer practical help to develop more inclusive involvement for the future so that everyone who wants to be involved has equal opportunities to do so.
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