Disability Research on Independent Living & Learning (DRILL)

 

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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New report looks at how attitudes within the social care system impact on the independent living choices of disabled people. @disabilityni https://bit.ly/3on62u5

The aim of the See Me as a Human Being report by @disabilityni was to understand how attitudes impact on disabled people’s experience of social care and how these attitudes impact on their independent living choices and experiences.

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See Me as a Human Being, a new @drill_uk funded report by @disabilityni helps social care staff make good changes in how they see and think about disabled people.

Take a look at the full findings and recommendations here: https://bit.ly/3on62u5

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