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 policymakers.

The aim is 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 started with this series of roadshows.

The launch event was hosted by Inclusion Scotland’s chief executive officer Sally Witcher

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
  • Jackie Killeen, Director for Scotland for the Big Lottery Fund


More about the DRILL Scotland Programme on the DRILL website.

Date: 30 November to 16 December 2015

Location: Across the country