DRILL news by Country

News from DRILL England

  • November blog post: reflections on DRILL so far 10 new research projects led by disabled people: reflections on DRILL so far.   We’re now beginning to see the fruits of our labour over recent months (and years!) in getting the DRILL project up and running.   Early in my career a group of mental health service users did some research into life in a long-stay hospital. Academics ...
  • National Advisory Group England Members The following people sit on the DRILL National Advisory Group (NAG) in England: Ben Baumberg Geiger Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy, University of Kent Co-Director, Q-Step Centre Chih Hoong Sin Director of Business Development, OPM David Buxton Director of Campaigns and Communication, British Deaf Association David McDaid Associate Professorial Research Fellow, London School of Economics Ian Loynes CEO, Spectrum Independent Living Centre Janet ...
  • DRILL Roadshow Reports   The DRILL Programme, through its national partners, has now completed over 18 DRILL Roadshows across Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England.  The purpose of which was to determine how research and piloting would contribute most to achieving independent living.   The DRILL Roadshows were based on the principles of co-production involving Disabled People Organisations (DPOs) from across ...
  • DRILL Roadshows – England The DRILL programme is starting with a series of roadshows – find out if there is one near you!  We need you to help us build a better evidence base about approaches that enable people to have independent living.  The roadshow information will be used to decide priorities for research, as well as giving a greater ...

News from DRILL Scotland

  • Blog Post: Leading Disability Research   Hello, my name is Keith Lynch and I am the Vice-Chair person of People First (Scotland) and   I want to tell you about the research we did with support from DRILL.   Before I do that I want to tell you a little bit about People First. Our organisation is a user-led learning disabled person’s organisation. This ...
  • DRILL launch Scotland The Launch The launch of the DRILL Programme took place on the 22nd September at the Lighthouse, Glasgow.  The event was hosted by Inclusion Scotland’s CEO, Sally Witcher, and speakers included Paul Gray, Director General Health and Social Care for Scottish Government; Dr James Elder- Woodward OBE, lead for the Independent Living in Scotland Movement; Professor ...
  • National Advisory Group Scotland members   The following people sit on the DRILL National Advisory Group (NAG) in Scotland: Prof Kirstein Rummery Professor of Social Policy, University of Stirling and Co-Director, Centre for Gender and Feminist Studies Etienne d’Aboville Chief Executive, Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Livi Tressa Burke Chief Executive, Glasgow Disability Alliance Sandra Wilson Chair, RNIB Scotland Branch Maureen Martin Chief Executive, Edinburgh Development Group Alison Stout Principal Social Researcher, Equality and ...
  • July Blog Post: John Beaton John Beaton When I was asked by DRILL to do this blog my initial reaction was to feel privileged and a personal pride that my opinion may be of interest to other people out there in the big bold world of the internet age. This was quickly followed by a wave of  anxiety. What if people ...
  • DRILL Roadshow Reports   The DRILL Programme, through its national partners, has now completed over 18 DRILL Roadshows across Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England.  The purpose of which was to determine how research and piloting would contribute most to achieving independent living.   The DRILL Roadshows were based on the principles of co-production involving Disabled People Organisations (DPOs) from across ...

News from DRILL Northern Ireland

  • Blog Post: DRILL through history, beyond the present for the future Tony O’Reilly Taking a look at the world today it seems that the equality agenda, has taken a backward step. Brexit and the quest for the leadership of American democracy has been characterised by many as a global manifestation of a backlash against progressive forces that sought to promote equality for all. We are left simply ...
  • Blog Post – Empowerment matters: An evaluation of the Dementia NI service People with dementia often report losing confidence following a diagnosis and can sometimes experience feeling marginalised and stigmatised in society. Dementia NI was established in January 2015 by five individuals with dementia, to support and enable others with dementia to have their voices heard. Since launching in 2015, members have been involved in activities including public speaking, ...
  • DRILL Roadshow Reports   The DRILL Programme, through its national partners, has now completed over 18 DRILL Roadshows across Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England.  The purpose of which was to determine how research and piloting would contribute most to achieving independent living.   The DRILL Roadshows were based on the principles of co-production involving Disabled People Organisations (DPOs) from across ...
  • March Blog – Change Ursula Marshall   If we want change now is the time to do something about it. DRILL will provide us with the vehicle to effect this change. On Sunday 14 December 2003 my life changed forever.  I had taken several hours and umpteen attempts to get downstairs and had no clue what was happening to me. The previous evening ...
  • Members of the Northern Ireland DRILL National Advisory Group   We are delighted to announce membership of the Northern Ireland DRILL National Advisory Group.  As of the 15 December we have 11 confirmed members.  The current membership provide as individuals a diverse range of experience and knowledge.  Collectively they will provide a wealth of guidance and inspiration.  Being part of the National Advisory Group as an opportunity to be part ...

News from DRILL Wales

  • Blog Post: DRILL Calling!   Our ground-breaking DRILL Programme is now well underway as we announce the latest tranche of projects awarded £1 million in total as well as the call for the second round of proposals to fill some of the research gaps and identify solutions to barriers faced by disabled people in achieving independent living.   We have been thrilled ...
  • Blog Post- Introducing a research project ‘Young People and friendships: what matters to us?’   38% of disabled young people feel lonely most days (Sense, 2016). It almost rolls off the tongue, ‘lonely most days’ as a glib, catch-all phase. But if we properly listen to disabled young people, we will become aware of a very stark situation that needs urgent action.   In evaluative research, C.A.R.P. Collaborations has been working with ...
  • DRILL Roadshow Reports   The DRILL Programme, through its national partners, has now completed over 18 DRILL Roadshows across Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England.  The purpose of which was to determine how research and piloting would contribute most to achieving independent living.   The DRILL Roadshows were based on the principles of co-production involving Disabled People Organisations (DPOs) from across ...
  • DRILL Programme Roadshows – Wales Are you interested in: Disability? Equality? Human Rights? Social Justice?   If so, please get involved in the new Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning (DRILL) Programme in Wales   The DRILL Roadshows All Roadshows: 11am – 4pm 25 November  – Cardiff Metropolitan University 2 December  – University of Wales, Trinity St David, Lampeter Campus 10 December  – Bangor University   Free events with lunch provided Come along and tell us ...
  • DRILL Launch Wales: Disabled people to lead on £5 million research programme Disabled people will be at the forefront of designing an innovative new £5 million UK-wide programme on Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning (DRILL). DRILL is fully funded by the Big Lottery Fund and will be delivered across the UK by a consortium of national disabled people’s organisations, including Disability Wales. The DRILL programme, which ...