At Inclusion Barnet, we believe that research is important. Research happens when we take a subject and decide to look at it in detail. Research usually helps us to find new information about things that are important to us. As a peer-led organisation, we feel that there is a lack of research that deals with the realities of work that is led by disabled people. The research that we read does not always describe or take into account how different working life can be for a disabled person, and especially how different a working environment can be when it is led by disabled people. Because of this, Inclusion Barnet is working hard to carry out this work ourselves.
Peer Support Research
Cross Cutting Research
Domiciliary Care, Personal Assistants and Support Workers Experience Research Report
Inclusion Barnet is currently working with Healthwatch Barnet to research how people with learning disabilities are experiencing domiciliary care, personal assistants and floating support workers.
The reason we are interested in this is that People’s Choice are finding that this is a common theme for discussion in the groups they run for people that have learning disabilities.
The research will involve speaking to service users, family carers, support workers and service providers and concentrate on themes such as socialising, personal care, person centred support and quality of care.
If you would like to be interviewed for this research please contact Benji Lanzkron on 020 8359 2444 or email email@example.com
Managing Peer Led Organisations
Inclusion Barnet is currently working with CPEA Associates on a Skills for Care funded project to capture the skills and knowledge required to manage peer led organisations. We are co-producing this work with a number of Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations from London and beyond, and we expect the outputs to be of use to policy makers and commissioners as well as to peer led organisations themselves.
For more information contact Caroline Collier on 020 8359 2444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Learning Disability Research
Cuts Impact Action Now (CIAN) Research Report
The learning disability team, People’s Choice, have been involved in a joint research project with People First since 2012 which has been funded by Trust for London. The research has been looking into how the impact of Government cuts and changes to benefits and services have impacted people with learning disabilities in Barnet.
By doing this research we have shown how important it is for people with learning disabilities to have their voices heard and their experiences understood.
The research report was officially launched at Inclusion Barnet’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 26th January 2016.
To read the Cuts Impact Action Now Research Summary Report (28 pages) click the link.
To read the Cuts Impact Action Now Research Full Report (155 pages) click the link.
For more information contact Mahmuda Murshed on 020 8359 2444 or email email@example.com