Payment for Involvement Playbook

Your guide to creating a fair and equitable payment for involvement policy.

Download the Payment for Involvement Playbook

Create a fair and equitable payment for involvement policy

Our comprehensive playbook equips you with everything you need to create a fair and equitable payment for involvement policy. It incorporates our extensive research, best practices from our ever-growing learning community,  along with insights from leading experts including the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), Citizens Advice, the Department for Work and Pensions.

What’s inside?

  • Clear guidance on setting appropriate payment rates for involvement activities.
  • Practical steps for navigating Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) requirements.
  • Transparent options for inclusive payment mechanisms, including guidance on paying individuals without bank accounts.
  • Real-world examples of successful payment policies from other organisations.
  • Essential resources to ensure compliance and mitigate potential risks.

Download the Payment for Involvement Playbook

I started up Grapevine’s lived experience co-production service for autistic people and people with a learning disability 3 and a half years ago and this playbook is exactly the kind of thing we needed back then to get us started! It was really complicated to do on our own, and dealing with the benefits system continues to be a minefield, but we’re really proud that we’ve been able to pay over 60 people for their lived expertise.
Suzie Crowter, Senior Project Worker & Community Organiser, Grapevine

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