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Study Into Effects Of Ageing With A Disability

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People over the age of 50 with long-term disabilities are being asked to take part in a new study into the effects of ageing.

Partners For Inclusion and Sheffield Hallam University have teamed up for the research, which will be used to try and improve the lives of disabled people in Sheffield.They want to get in touch with people who have had impairments for all or most of their lives to hear how your impairment has affected you as you get older.

“The lived experience of disabled people is missing from conversations about what it means to grow older. Disabled people have a wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience about disability and ageing that currently isn’t discussed within services, communities or the research literature,” says Jill Pluquailec, who is carrying out the university’s research in partnership with Partners for Inclusion.

Those wishing to take part have several options. There will be two focus groups taking place at the end of June and the start of July at The Circle in the city centre, but you can also fill in a questionnaire (available either online or in a paper version) or over the phone. All participants will receive a £10 voucher.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact Jill on 0114 2254549 or email [email protected]. More information about the project including details of the focus groups is available here.

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