About the Author: Karen Waites

9 August 2023

The involvement landscape is shifting. Things like “lived experience advisory panels” and job roles that encourage or ask for lived experience are cropping up with increasing frequency across a range of healthcare – and charity – contexts. But the reality is that senior, adequately-paid lived experience roles are still rare, and most attempts at lived experience involvement in services look nothing like the resourcing of well-paid job opportunities.