Disability Research on Independent Living & Learning (DRILL)

DRILL (Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning) is an innovative 5 year UK wide Programme led by disabled people, for disabled people and funded by the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF).

Launched in 2015, the Programme is led by Disability Action NI in partnership with Disability Rights UK, Disability Wales and Inclusion Scotland.

The DRILL Programme: Impact report

Read the impact report of the DRILL Programme which looks at its overall impact and key findings from the 5 year programme.

Latest news

Bill Scott highlights some of the key strands coming out of the Inclusion Scotland webinar on DRILL funded projects in Scotland

2nd December 2020
The webinar centred around the experience and need for co-production in research, highlighting that disabled people should no longer be the subject of research, but equal partners in it. The ‘Match Me’ project explored social housing lettings for disabled people, hearing their experiences as well as working with housing providers to find out about their practices. ...

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 ...

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

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Around 85 percent of survey respondents of the Chronic Illness Inclusion Project said they felt isolated because people do not understand how their health condition affects them. Many said they felt ‘like a fraud’. @chronicinclude @CforWR @citizen_network
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'Energy Impairment and Disability Inclusion' is a @drill_uk funded report by the Chronic Illness Inclusion Project. The project promotes the framework for independent living among the chronic illness community. @chronicinclude @CforWR @citizen_network
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The Impact report on the 5 year DRILL programme is now available on our website.

Find out more about the first major research programme led by disabled people. http://bit.ly/3wdbynB

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