LLA has carried out a number of research projects in its own right. It consultants have also carried out research as members of academic teams.

Independent Living

60,000 Reasons Why We Need a CIL in Dudley.

Action research carried out with an embryonic Centre for Inclusive Living in the West Midlands. The Central Government Office for Disability Issues praised the partnership model adopted and outcomes achieved by this small-scale snapshot survey.


‘Strategy for Service User Engagement with Advocacy and Research into Seldom Heard Service User Experiences of Advocacy’ [2010]

Entailing a literature review and survey of UK advocacy schemes, commissioned by Advocacy Consortium UK.

Asylum Seekers

No Barriers No Borders

Stories about Disabled People who have come to the UK seeking asylum, including recommendations for how public services need to change in order fairly to address the needs of this seldom heard section of the Disabled Community.

Consultation and Engagement

‘Developing Measures for Effective Service User and Carer Participation 2007’

A resource guide written for individuals, groups or organisations wanting to assess whether service user and carer participation is making a difference.


‘Jobs Not Charity’ Promoting Disabled People’s Access to the Labour Market and the Role of Organisations of Disabled People’

This research project worked with two Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) to examine how they impact upon disabled people and their experiences of employment.

Equality Issues

‘The Disability Equality Duty, Tower Hamlets Primary Care Trust and Disabled People’ [2006].

Based on a research and consultation exercise drawing on primary and secondary sources, to inform the PCT’s Disability Equality Scheme in compliance with the 2006 Disability Equality Duty.

Disabled Women and Domestic Violence Research Report

Edited by Linda Laurie, this report is reproduced with the kind permission of the Waltham Forest Association of Disabled People

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