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Disability Action Research – Call for Participants

Disability Action are working on a piece of research called “Is It Me?” How attitudes in the adult social care system impact on the independent living choices for disabled people.”  The research is asking disabled people how attitudes towards them impact on their independent living choices, and where people think the solutions lie.

I’d like to ask if you would be willing to disseminate a call out to disabled people you work with, to see if anyone who receives social care would be interested in being interviewed for this research. Interviews are happening now, and I can be flexible about travelling (on public transport) to interview, doing interviews at Disability Action or doing Skype or phone interviews. I can arrange reasonable adjustments to support disabled people to participate in these interviews too.
I’ve attached a word file, and the link to the flyer online is here too.


In order to ensure a broad diversity of disabled people’s voices, we are particularly interested in interviewing disabled people from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities; from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT) communities, as well as young adults. Disabled people they do not need to come from these equalities/ identity groups to be interviewed.

We also have an online survey open now, that is for social workers and social care workers that are registered with NISCC (Northern Ireland Social Care Council) that you could distribute, if you have relevant contacts. I’ve attached a word file, and the link to the flyer about the survey is here too.


This is research project is led by Disability Action NI through the DRILL (Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning) Programme. The research is being done in co-production with disability activists who understand the rights of disabled people and adult social care. More about DRILL UK can be found here:


Please get in touch with Darlene Corry for more information on: 028 9029 7880  or Email: darlenecorry@disabilityaction.org

Web:  www.drilluk.org.uk

Twitter: @drill_uk


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