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What does it mean to be disabled and growing older?


Dr Jill Pluquailic

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Disabled people in the UK have a wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience about disability and ageing that currently isn’t discussed within services, communities or the research literature

Partners for Inclusion, a local Disabled People's Organisation have commissioned a piece of research in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University to bring the voices of disabled people into the discussion and debate about the implications of growing older. There is a sense that the lived experience of disabled people is missing from conversations about what it means to grow older, with rather more focus being on those who acquire impairment during old age.

Jill Pluquailec from SIoE carried out a series of focus groups, as well as surveys and telephone interviews, to explore what it means to be disabled and grow older from the perspective of those people with lived experience.

A co-produced full report and summary will be developed to share the findings and recommendations of the project to audiences including:

  • Local and national services for disabled people
  • Local and national services for older people
  • Community groups and Disabled People's Organisations.

Please visit the project website to find out more.


Partners for Inclusion

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