DRILL news by Country

News from DRILL England

  • 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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

News from DRILL Wales

  • Health and Care Research Wales- Supporting Social Care research Survey   The new Social Care Research Strategy sets out a vision ‘For Wales to be internationally renowned for its excellent social care research that supports the people of Wales by informing and improving social care policy and practice.’  In order to achieve this people who use services, people who provide services and the public in general ...
  • 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 ...