Knowledge Exchange

Involvement and Social Networking

Social movements and protests are erupting – from the Arab uprisings (with yet unforeseen outcomes) to Occupy and Anonymous Groups. According to Manuel Castells (University Professor and Wallis Annenberg Chair of Communication Technology and Society at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles as well as Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Berkeley (California)
‘... one thing they share in common: they are all interwoven inextricably with the creation of autonomous communication networks supported by the Internet and wireless communications.’

This site is for health and social care profssionals who are interested in developing meaningful service user and carer invovlement within health and social care training. 

Membership let's you develop a professional profile. 
  • Develop an online professional profile
  • Blog and publish to Facebook & Twitter
  • Follow other members and be notified when they Blog
  • Use settings to decide when you are contacted
  • Set up your own group for your organisation/institution/group.  
  • Join groups for example the International Group which lookes at how service user and carer involvement is developing internationally.  
  • Advertise events.
  • Join in forum discussions or start a new one.
Ground Rules - This social website is for individuals or groups who are interested in developing meaningful involvement of service users and carers in health and social care education.  Everyone who shares that interest is welcome.  While passionate engagement with topics will be encouraged disrespectful or unethical behaviour will result in the perpetrator being summarily barred!  People using the site should only share as much information as they feel comfortable with being made public. Membership is restricted to individuals over the age of 18.


'Freedom for a human being consists in knowing the extent to which s(he) is conditioned, and choosing their course accordingly!'