31 May 2017

KeyRing to join DRILL research project

KeyRing is taking part in a research project with CHANGE, Leeds University, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Brandon Trust with funding from DRILL.


CHANGE and Leeds University have received the funding to look at people with learning disabilities having paid roles as Peer Support Workers. The project will start in October 2017 and the research will look at all aspects from recruitment, training and outcomes for the organisation.

The project will be led by disabled people or people with long term health conditions, who will be working alongside other organisations as well as academics and policy makers. 

CHANGE will run the project, called ‘Learning By Doing Together’ in conjunction with academics from Leeds University Business School. It will explore the best ways to get more people with learning disabilities paid jobs as peer support employees, by organisations which run services for learning disabled people.

We will be working with CHANGE and the other partners over the summer to agree where we will pilot the Peer Support Workers.
Please see the attached press release for more information.