Coronavirus: information and updates

Our lives, our journey

Our lives, our journey is a pioneering research study, following the lives of disabled people in the UK over 5 years.

Disabled people tell us there are important moments of change during their lives that have a lot of influence. The support, interventions and decisions made at these important moments can have a significant effect on what happens next.

Our study focuses on 4 specific groups of people, each representing a different important moment of change:

  • disabled people who have recently started a new job
  • disabled children and their families
  • disabled people who have recently acquired an impairment
  • disabled people entering adulthood

Reports

Over the 5 year study, we will be publishing reports on the 4 important moments of change.

Disabled children and their families

The participants in this study told us about the positive and negative experiences they had during:

  • diagnosis
  • getting support for their disabled child
  • starting nursery and school

Disabled children and their families

Starting a new job

The participants in this study told us about the positive and negative experiences they had starting a new job, and the influence that has had on their lives.

Starting a new job

Future reports

As we continue this research study, we will be publishing reports on the other important moments of change.

Coronavirus and the impact on disabled people's lives

Our lives, our journey offers the unique opportunity to capture the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on our 4 participant groups and their lives.

Through this study, we can record disabled people’s lives before, during and after the pandemic.

The next report

Disabled people entering adulthood.

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