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News: Fully Funded PhD Awarded

The DRILL Programme is delighted to announce that Ruth Nortey – DRILL 4 Nations Researcher based at Disability Wales – has been awarded a fully funded PhD opportunity. The research is entitled ‘What Works in Wales? Developing an evidence base to inform a kitemark for employers to address the disability employment gap’. The aim of […]

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News: Disability Wales are recruiting for participants to take part in research

  Co-production in Disability Research: Developing Future Strategies As part of the DRILL Four Nations Research Project, Disability Wales will be focusing on co-production in disability research.  We are now recruiting for participants to take part in our research! What is the research about? We want to hear from research teams involved in DRILL funded […]

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News: Platinum Training Institute proud to be a partner on the ‘Empowering people through physical activity’ project

Platinum Training Institute, a training provider in Northern Ireland that helps people pursue their career in health and fitness, is excited to be a partner on the project, ‘Empowering people through physical activity.’  The project which funded by DRILL, is led by the Mental Health Foundation along with various partners including Queen’s University Belfast, Praxis Care and […]

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News: Joint oral statement by APDA, Disabled People Against Cuts and Disability Rights UK

  British government policy at national, regional and local levels repeatedly refers to ‘helping people to stay independent for as long as possible’. It claims its policy accords with Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities but demonstrates a failure to comprehend the concept of ‘independent living’ based on […]

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Blog: February in New York, APDA

UN Blog February in New York is far from ideal – it’s bitterly cold – but that’s when the UN’s 57th Session of the Commission for Social Development was held. The Commission is the advisory body responsible for the social development pillar of global development. The priority theme for 2109 was ‘Addressing inequalities and challenges […]

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Blog: Centre for Welfare Reform, On Not Being Believed

Wheelchair Vista on the lasting effects of being doubted Many of us with long term conditions struggle to accept that we can no longer live life as we used to. It took me almost ten years. I carried on working for longer than I should. A resident at the care home I managed said; “It’s […]

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