DRILL Scotland

Programme Information
DRILL Programme Information Leaflet

The Launch
The launch of the DRILL Programme in Scotland 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 Nick Watson, Director of What Works Scotland and the Centre for Disability Research at the University of Glasgow and Jackie Killeen, Director for Scotland for the Big Lottery Fund.   Attendees included disabled people, academics, civil servant, health colleagues, funders and third sector colleagues.

DRILL Roadshows

  • 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



Inclusion Scotland will deliver the DRILL programme across Scotland.

Inclusion Scotland
4th Floor, Hayweight House
23 Lauriston Street
Edinburgh, EH3 9DQ
Programme Officer: Josie Isles
Telephone: 0131 281 0860
Email: josie@inclusionscotland.org
Web: www.inclusionscotland.org


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