Disability Research on Independent Living & Learning (DRILL)


Webinar – Mutual Benefits: The Potential of Disabled People as Foster Carers

16th October 2020
On 9th November 2020, there will be a webinar to share the findings of the research into the barriers disabled people face in becoming foster carers. This webinar will present findings which include a short video illuminating the key ethical and pragmatic issues in this neglected area of equal opportunities. It is hoped that webinars such ...

Mutual Benefits – The Potential of Disabled People as Foster Carers

7th October 2020
There is a huge shortage of foster carers in England. We sought to find out why Disabled people are not being asked to help fill this recruitment gap of 8,500 people. The University of Worcester worked alongside Shaping Our Lives Service User and Disabled Persons’ Network and the Foster Care Co-operative agency to look in-depth ...

DRILL in Wales: The Impact so Far

3rd July 2020
Jody Mellor reflects on the learning for Wales, as the DRILL project begins to draw to a close, and introduces a series of webinars to share some key learning from the projects. Historically, research on disability has rarely included people with lived experience. Disabled people have been excluded from participating in research about our own lives. Complex statistics ...

Energy impairment and disability inclusion – report by the Chronic Illness Inclusion Project

28th April 2020
Catherine Hale If you ask someone living with a debilitating chronic illness if they consider themselves to be disabled, you often get a “yes but, no but” kind of reply. If you dig deeper, you may find their ambivalence is not so much because they see disability in negative terms. It’s often because they don’t feel entitled to the status of ...

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

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It's nearly time - Imagining Black Disabled futures within the Disability Movement - is tonight at 6pm!

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