Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning (DRILL) is the world’s first major research programme led by disabled people. It is a 5-year, Big Lottery Funded, UK-wide programme. The programme partners are: Disability Rights UK (England), Disability Wales, Disability Action Northern Ireland and Inclusion Scotland.
About the research
The four DRILL partners are carrying out a piece of research to explore innovative ways of challenging negative attitudes towards disabled people. The research question is Understanding and overcoming negative attitudes towards disabled people: What works in practice? Each partner will carry out a subsidiary project, focussing on a particular theme related to this project title.
In Scotland, Inclusion Scotland is focussing on the attitudes of service providers to disabled people who also identify with any of the following protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010:
- Gender re-assignment
- Marriage and Civil Partnership
- Pregnancy and Maternity
- Religion or belief
- Sexual orientation
Our research title is Services for who? Changing attitudes of service-designers and deliverers which underpin discrimination experienced by disabled people with other protected characteristics. We are working in partnership with the DRILL Scotland National Advisory Group and are being guided in our research by a Co-production group of people affected by these issues.
The research is in three phases. In this first phase we are looking for people to answer an online survey to help us decide the themes to take forward in the research. At the end of the survey there is an opportunity to offer to take part in a 1:1 interview to further explore the themes.
Finally, in Phase 3 people taking part in the research can contribute to a focus group and get involved in developing solutions with policy makers and service providers.
You can fill in the survey online, which is completely anonymous. The more voices we hear, the better our research will be. The closing date for the survey is Friday 2 November.
If you are unable to access the online survey or would prefer to fill it in over the telephone, please contact Inclusion Scotland on 0131 281 0860. Please say you would like Shirley Young to call you to complete the survey and she will get in touch.