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DRILL Programme Roadshows – Scotland


  • Glasgow 30th Nov
  • Edinburgh 4th Dec
  • Dumfries 10th Dec
  • Inverness 16th Dec


Have your say on what disability research should focus on!

DRILL (Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning) is a new five year funded research 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. For more information on the DRILL Programme visit www.drilluk.org.uk or download the DRILL Scotland Programme Information.

We would like to invite you to join our roadshows to help us take forward conversations about approaches that enable disabled people to live independently. Discussions from the roadshows will be used to develop the research priorities for the programme. Underlying DRILL will be partnership between disabled people’s organisations and researchers, with disabled people involved at every stage.


The Roadshows will be of particular interest to:

  • Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs)
  • User led /controlled groups, including those for specific health conditions or mental health
  • Academics and researchers
  • Practitioners from Disability Organisations
  • Policy makers
  • People with lived experiences of disabilities


At the roadshows we will:

  • Hear your ideas and insights into how to overcome current barriers to independent living
  • Pin down the current policy context in Scotland and look at opportunities that may be possible with further devolved powers
  • Explore ways in which organisations can work in partnership with researchers on solution-focussed research
  • Discuss new ideas that can be researched, piloted and used to change the policies and practices that affect you.
  • Look at the themes for the research programme and take forward your priorities. Based on the feedback on these themes, the first calls for proposals will go out around April 2016.


Scotland Roadshow details:

Venue: Recital Rooms, City Halls, Glasgow
Date: Monday 30th November 2015
Time: 11am – 3.45pm
Book now for the Glasgow Roadshow


Venue: Norton Park Conference Centre, Edinburgh
Date: Friday 4th December 2015
Time: 10.30am – 3.15pm
Book now for the Edinburgh Roadshow


Venue: The Usual Place, Dumfries
Date: Thursday 10th December 2015
Time: 11am – 3.45pm
Book now for the Dumfries Roadshow


Venue: Eden Court, Inverness
Date: Wednesday 16th December 2015
Time: 11am – 3.45pm
Book now for The Iverness Roadshow 


If you would like to attend these events you can register in any of these ways:

  • Complete your online registration through the above links
  • Contact Janice to request a booking form
  • Contact Janice to book your place by phone


If you have specific access or dietary requirements, please contact Janice to request a booking form.

Reasonable travel expenses will be provided for disabled people.

Contact Janice to discuss.
Inclusion Scotland
Brunswick House
51 Wilson Street
G1 1UZ

Administration Officer and PA: Janice Sheridan
Telephone: 0141 559 5025 ext. 3325 / 0131 281 0860 ext. 5110
Email: janice@inclusionscotland.org
Web: www.inclusionscotland.org

DRILL Programme Roadshows – Wales

Disability Wales - anabledd cymru
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 your ideas!

The DRILL Roadshows are an opportunity to learn more about this exciting project.

No previous experience of research is necessary – the programme is designed to be inclusive and participatory for people with different impairments and health conditions.

A small budget is available to cover disabled people’s travel expenses.

Book your place:
To reserve a place please complete the booking form or call the Disability Wales office on 02920 887325.


For further information about DRILL please visit drilluk.org.uk or contact:

Paul Swann, DRILL Wales Programme Officer
Telephone: 02920 887325
Fax: 02920 888702      
Typetalk: (18002) 02920 885834

Disability Wales/Anabledd Cymru
Bridge House, 3 Caerphilly Business Park, Van Road,
Caerphilly CF83 3GW


Sioeau Teithiol Rhaglen DRILL – Cymru

Diddordeb GENNYCH mewn:

  • Anabledd?
  • Cydraddoldeb?
  • Hawliau dynol?
  • Cyfiawnder cymdeithasol?


Os felly, byddwch yn rhan o raglen

Ymchwil  Anabledd  er Byw’n Annibynnol a Dysgu (DRILL)


Sioeau DRILL

11am – 4pm

  • 25 Tachwedd – Prifysgol Metropolitan   Caerdydd
  • 2 Rhagfyr – Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant Campws Llanbedr Pont Steffan
  • 10 Rhagfyr – Prifysgol Bangor


DIGWYDDIADAU AM DDIM gyda bwyd             

Dewch er mwyn  LLEISIO EICH BARN!

Sioeau DRILL yn gyfle i ddysgu mwy am y project cyffrous hwn.


Dim angen unrhyw brofiad ymchwil blaenorol – cynlluniwyd y rhaglen er hwyluso cyfraniad gan bobl gydag amhariadau a chyflyrau iechyd gwahanol.


Cyllideb fach ar gael i dalu treuliau teithio pobl anabl.


Bwcio lle wrth lenwi’r ffurflen neu galwch swyddfa Anabledd Cymru ar 029 2088 7325.


Manylion pellach am DRILL yn drilluk.org.uk neu cysylltwch â Paul Swann, swyddog rhaglen DRILL Cymru

Ffôn: 02920 887325
Ffacs: 02920 888702      
Typetalk: (18002) 02920 885834


Disability Wales/Anabledd Cymru, Tyˆ’r Bont,                          
3 Parc Busnes Caerffili, Heol Van, Caerffili CF83 3GW








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