Chronic illness and citizenship – mobilising a collective voice for social change


The project will promote the framework of independent living among the chronic illness community and provide them with tools for greater autonomy and dignity. The project will explore technological solutions to participation barriers of people with chronic illness who face such barriers in traditional Disabled People Organisations as well as civic life more generally.

The project will learn from existing online communities and activists’ networks e.g. Broken Britain and Spartacus and will disseminate the knowledge they contain to a wider audience through the outputs of a manifesto and reports.

The project will be coproduced in partnership with the Centre for Welfare Reform, researchers Catherine Hale, Jenny Lyus and an expert committee of individuals whose participation in traditional organisations or academia is highly restricted by severe chronic illness.

For further information please click on the link below

Centre for Welfare Reform. Reclaiming-Chronic-Illness.pdf