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About The DRILL Programme

DRILL (Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning) is an innovative 5 year UK wide programme, funded by the Big Lottery, which will deliver the world’s first major research programme led by disabled people.

The four nation programme is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and delivered by Disability Action in partnership with Disability Rights UK, Disability Wales and Inclusion Scotland.

Our partnership brings together the major pan-disability organisations in each UK nation, working together with powerful groups of academics with diverse expertise to create a new and innovative research agenda in each nation and UK-wide. We will engage policy makers and senior practitioners from the outset and use dissemination and influencing strategies to build an appetite for the findings and ensure that findings inform positive policy and practice solutions, to fit future economic and social trends.

The research programme which will be delivered over five years will involve a number of significant research projects specifically engaging disabled people looking at areas contributing to independent living and learning. The findings will lead to a number of pilot projects aimed at enhancing the lives of disabled people.

DRILL aims to work in partnership with disabled people, academics and policy makers to build a better evidence base about approaches that enable people to live independently, which will be used to inform future policy and service provision, as well as giving greater voice to disabled people in the issues that impact them.

Read our leaflet on DRILL