ILMI research invitation notice

Research invitation: Impact of Family Caregiving on Lives of Disabled People

In Get Involved, National Disability Organisations, News by DB_Admin

The Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI) are seeking disabled people to participate in research into the impact that forced reliance on family carers has / has had on the quality of life, and self-determination of disabled people living in Ireland.

The purpose of this research is to enable disabled people to share their lived experience of reliance on family carers; and how this has impacted on their lives and on their independent living choices.

ILMI intends to use the research findings to initiate a more holistic exploration of the impact of family caring on disabled people’s lives and choices and to highlight the importance of access to independent living for disabled people.

By participating in this groundbreaking research, you will be helping to inform and influence the ILMI agenda.



The views of disabled people will be gathered the following ways:
a) Focus Groups via ZOOM in March and April
b) Individual interviews via ZOOM April
The first focus group will take place on Wednesday 22nd March. The ILMI is looking for people who have experience of reliance on family (including spouses) for support needs in absence of PAS to participate in this discussion.

You can register your interest by contacting
More detailed information will be shared with you ahead of your participation.

All information shared will be treated anonymously and ILMI confidentiality policies will be strictly adhered to.

The information gathered in this research will form an ILMI research paper which will be used to signpost further research in this area.

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