DRILL news by Country

News from DRILL England

  • 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 ...
  • Blog Post: Humare Avaaz – Our Voice (Part 2)
      Read Blog Post: Humare Avaaz – Our Voice (Part 1) ‘So, why do you want to research into the barriers to independence faced by disabled Asian women, surely everyone knows what the barriers are?’ Well, on an anecdotal basis and having lived the issue for some 25 years we can understand why the question might be asked. ...

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: Tressa Burke (Chair) Chief Executive, Glasgow Disability Alliance and has steered  the direction  of GDA  to build a multi award winning community of 3500+ disabled members. Etienne d’Aboville Chief Executive, Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living (GCIL) A Disabled People’s Organisation that has been providing a range ...
  • 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: 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, ...
  • 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 ...

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 ...
  • 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- 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 ...