Disability Research on Independent Living & Learning (DRILL)


Blog: Supporting people with learning disabilities to have positive sexual relationships

18th September 2019
By Anna Marriott, Research and Evaluation programme Lead at NDTi People with learning disabilities want to love and be loved. This is simply stating the obvious, and we shouldn’t need research to tell us this. However, the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) has been working in partnership with My Life My Choice to explore exactly this topic. We have been researching ...

News: “Is it Me?: How do attitudes within the social care system impact up on independent living choices.”

16th August 2019
Darlene Corry from Disability Action NI is talking about her research “Is it Me?: How do attitudes within the social care system impact up on independent living choices.” She is joined by one of the research partners, Paul Rooney from the Northern Ireland Social Care Council. This important piece of research tackles two major issues head ...

“Special or Unique”: A new report from Disability Rights UK and LKMco

2nd August 2019
Education ministers should boost the disability-specific elements of anti-bullying guidelines and personal, social and health education (PSHE), a new report urges today (2nd August 2019). Based on focus groups with 12-14 year old children, the report suggests there is widespread ignorance of disability issues among schoolchildren, even those who have special educational needs or who are ...

News: First publication from the Chronic Illness inclusion Project

13th June 2019
We are very excited to share the first publication from the Chronic Illness inclusion Project research with you. Stories of our Lives is a compilation of 5 case studies from our 8 week online focus group on benefits and work last autumn. (Pdf and Word versions attached). These powerful testimonies illustrate some of the themes we ...

DRILL is a Four Nation Research Project which delivers the world's first major research programme led by disabled people.

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The report, Match Me, highlights how difficult it is for many disabled people to find housing that is accessible to them, and often access to a garden or other greenspace is often not considered to be important. Read the whole report https://t.co/9lYNgvKMjO

Inappropriate housing is causing disabled people physical and mental harm - that's the findings of research conducted over three local authorities in Scotland, but has implications for social housing providers across the UK @Horizon_Housing @HousingOpsScot @StirUni

“It’s given me back my life” how an internship at @InclusionScot helped Siobhan get back her confidence and feel like a person again. https://t.co/bJisGRB8K4


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