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PIR staff participate in the largest research programme led by disabled people

PIR staff participate in the largest research programme led by disabled people

DRILL stands for Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning. It is a five-year programme funded by the Big Lottery (£5million) to deliver the world’s first major research programme led by disabled people.  

 

People living with impairments or health conditions will work in co-production with researchers and policy makers to develop and oversee research and pilot projects.  The programme will investigate how public money can be best used to enable disabled people to take part socially, economically and politically as citizens, and what solutions will work best in a changing world.

 

A National Advisory Group (NAG) is being established including experts from among disabled people, academics and policy and professional leaders, to make recommendations on projects to fund and advise on the promotion, development, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of the project. The ethos of the programme is one of co-production so that disabled people are involved at every stage from outline ideas to testing out research findings. Dr Oliver Escobar (PIR) will be part of the NAG.

 For more information about DRILL and Inclusion Scotland see: http://www.inclusionscotland.org 

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