Disability Research on Independent Living & Learning (DRILL)

 

Blog: DRILL welcomes Sue Bott as new programme manager

15th January 2020
It’s a fascinating time to be joining DRILL as the new programme manager. The ambition was to develop and implement a project which would make a real and practical difference to disabled people’s lives, both now and in the future. The programme has produced a broad range of reports and toolkits which will benefit disabled people. These ...

Blog: Disabled researchers are a challenge to Higher Eduction sector

28th November 2019
In academic studies involving disabled people, all researchers are equal but some – it seems – are more equal than others. Disabled peer researchers involved in projects have reported that their lived experience is not fully appreciated and that they sometimes felt like an inferior bolt-on – even though the projects were funded by a user-led ...

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

18th September 2019
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 this because self-advocates at My Life My Choice ...

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 ...

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It might be Blue Monday, but we are very excited that two @drill_uk funded research projects are presenting their findings this week. @LegallyDisabled looks at disability discrimination in the legal profession while @ALLFIEUK investigates schools use of Accessibility Plans.

Very excited to announced that research from two @drill_uk funded projects is coming out next week. @ALLFIEUK investigates schools use of Accessibility Plans while @LegallyDisabled looks at disability discrimination in the legal profession. Watch this space!

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