DRILL news by Country

News from DRILL England

  • A free one day conference on the 21st September ‘Parentability’: Reimagining social care services with disabled parents and professionals You are invited to a conference to showcase findings from a Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning (DRILL) and Big Lottery funded research project that was conducted by the Tilda Goldberg Centre for Social Work and Social Care, University of Bedfordshire and Ginger Giraffe working in co-production ...
  • Blog Humare Avaaz – Our Voice (Part 3): Research as a transaction?   Whether it’s a consequence of experience, culture or education, different Asian groups have presented different research experiences. This is a truism of course. Asian women in East London have proved interesting. We already knew from a small community research project into ‘hidden carers’, i.e. those not supported by/known to social services, that they would be hard ...
  • DEPARTMENT FOR SNAKES & LADDERS? Fionn is 60, and has two long-term conditions for which there are no effective treatments. He wanted to be able to call on a social safety net; the best thing on offer at the moment seems to be a spectacularly uncomfortable hammock.   I’m exactly the same as anyone else who’s gathered up a lifetime of training ...
  • Peer-led research reveals how to make peer support a highly effective addition to mental health services. On Thursday 8th Febuary, peer-led charity Inclusion Barnet launch new research which reveals how to make peer support an effective addition to mental health services. The report finds that in order to be effective, the implementation of peer support must be accompanied by an understanding of how the values of peer support can be embedded ...
  • Blog Post: DRILL – The Next Steps   Being involved in a project like DRILL is both exhilarating and frustrating in almost equal measure. Recently the exhilaration has been at the forefront, partly because this month we move another step down the road by announcing over £1 million for another ten research and pilot projects across the UK which will help support disabled ...

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: Mental health and physical activity in Northern Ireland. Mental Health Foundation. Most people know that engaging in physical activity is not only important for our physical health, but also for our mental wellbeing. Much of the existing research focuses on the impact of physical activity on depression, with multiple studies finding that physical activity is associated with a reduction in depressive symptoms. The Royal College of Psychiatrists states ...
  • 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

  • “Legally Disabled?” Transforming the culture of the legal profession Why are disabled people seemingly unexpected in the legal profession and what can we do to create a culture of inclusion and access? These are the questions that the Cardiff University based “Legally Disabled?” research team are setting out to answer. Working in coproduction with the Lawyers with Disabilities Division of the Law Society, the researchers ...
  • CARP Collaborations: From existing to living   Today young people with learning disabilities are delivering powerful messages to Welsh politicians about the social isolation and social segregation of their peers.   Young people with disabilities feel they face many prejudices which harms their life chances and well-being.  They feel they are too often ‘just existing’ rather than living a good life. They face problems ...
  • Barod: Workshop event Anne Collis, from Barod, has received funding from The British Sociological Association to organise a workshop on ethics for anyone who considers themselves an ‘early career researcher’. The workshop will be held in Bangor (Wales) but the event is not restricted to people based in Wales. There are only 30 places available so if you ...
  • 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 ...