Would you be willing to take part in a focus group to discuss these experiences?
My name is Rosa Morris and I am doing research on:
changes over time in the way the government defines ‘disability’ for the purposes of employment-related disability benefits how this definition compares with disabled people’s lived experiences.
As part of the research I want to find out about:
disabled people’s experiences of the Work Capability Assessment how well they think the WCA reflects and understands their experience of impairment and disability.
I am a disabled person myself with experience of applying for Incapacity Benefit and Employment and Support Allowance. I hope this research will give a greater voice to disabled people and their experiences.
First focus group looking for disabled people to take part on Wednesday 27th January 2016, 2-4pm
Second focus group Wednesday 3rd February 2016, 2-4pm
I am particularly keen to include the experiences of people with mental health difficulties in the research, in order to explore:
- people’s experiences of the Work Capability Assessment
- how well they think the WCA reflects and understands their experiences.
Both meetings will be at at 336 Brixton Road, London SW9 7AA.
All travel and access expenses will be reimbursed – please contact me if you have any access requirements to be able to take part.
All participants’ details will be kept anonymous. You will be able to withdraw your consent at any time before or during the focus group and for up to 3 months after participation. All focus group participants will be asked to respect other participants’ confidentiality.
If you are interested in taking part and/or would like to speak to me, in confidence, to find out more information please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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