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DRILL Programme Northern Ireland Roadshows – Have your say on what disability research should focus on.

DRILL – Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning is a new 5 year programme that will see disabled people working with academics and policy makers to develop research and pilot projects that will show how they, and people with long term health conditions, can be better supported to live independent lives. 

 

The DRILL programme is starting with a series of roadshows and we would like to invite disabled people to get involved in developing the research themes and priorities. Don’t worry if you don’t have any experience in research, it’s your views we want to hear. 

Our focus:

Respect: for the lived experiences of people with disabilities.

Your thoughts:  that will form the basis of the kind of research that the programme will deliver.

New ideas: that can be researched, piloted and used to change the policies and practices that affect you.

We would like to invite you to join our roadshow to help us build a better evidence base about approaches that enable people to live independently.  The roadshow information will be used to develop the research priorities for the programme. 

Roadshow details:

There are two roadshows available to attend:

Lisburn Roadshow:
Venue: Lagan Valley Island, The Island, Lisburn
Date: Monday 9 November 2015
Time: 1.30pm – 4.45pm

BSL Interpreters and Electronic Note takers will be present at this roadshow. 

More Information and to book your place

Download the booking form for the Lisburn roadshow

Derry/Londonderry Roadshow:
Venue: City Hotel, Queens Quay, Derry/Londonderry, BT48 7AS
Date: Monday 16 November 2015
Time: 12.30pm – 4pm

BSL / ISL Interpreters and Electronic Note takers will be present at this roadshow. 

More Information and to book your place

Download the booking form for the Derry/Londonderry Roadshow

Travel expenses will be provided for people with disabilities. 

The DRILL project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

 

Easy Read – Drill Programme Information

We have produced an easy read information booklet on the DRILL Programme.

The information booklet covers the following areas:

  • What is DRILL
  • The Programme Structure
  • Involvement of disabled people
  • Research and funding
  • Research themes

 

 

Download DRILL Programme Information – Easy Read

 

If you require this information in an alternative format, contact the Programme Manager:
Programme Manager: Sylvia Gordon
Telephone: 028 9029 7880
Email: sylviagordon@disabilityaction.org

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 voice to disabled people.

 

  • North West – Stockport – 22nd September
  • South East – Southampton – 29th September
  • North East – Darlington – 1st October
  • Eastern – Essex – 6th October
  • Yorkshire & Humberside – York – 7th October
  • East Midlands – Derby – 13th October
  • South West – St Austell Cornwall – 22nd October
  • London – Resource for London – 28th October
  • West Midlands – Worcester – 29th October

DRILL Road Shows – To book a place at one of the roadshow events contact Sophie Walsh at sophie.walsh@disabilityrightsuk.org

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