Welcome to BRIL!
Bristol Reclaiming Independent Living (BRIL)
BRIL is a community group run by and for Disabled people, neurodivergent people, people living with chronic illness and people who experience mental distress.
Our aims are to :
- Campaign for equality and inclusion for all Disabled people.
- To promote the principle of ‘Independent Living’ for all.
- To provide peer-support.
BRIL defines Independent Living as:
- The right to live in the community
- Being free from segregation and isolation
- Having choice and control over our lives, on an equal basis to other people
- Having access to support and personal assistance that meets our needs.
BRIL defines peer support as way of:
- Sharing experiences
- Recognising and respecting our differences
- Being connected to others
- Having choice and control
- Showing solidarity.
Austerity is the problem, not the answer Reposted from Inclusion London, 14th November 2022 What: A coalition of Disabled people’s organisations has warned that further austerity cuts will cause untold misery and many deaths. The Disabled People’s Organisations Forum, a group of 40 Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs), believes any further public spending cuts will once again …
As you may know, ‘Job Network Bristol’ is a community-based project run by Disabled people and other people who face barriers to finding work. For a few years, they have been running free drop-in sessions for people to learn to use computers, get support, and have access to the internet. The group is also a …
Press release – Wednesday 2nd March On Wednesday 2nd March, Bristol City Council will meet to agree a new budget. The proposed budget includes over £11 million of cuts to social care. This will have devastating consequences for disabled and older people in the city. Members of Bristol Reclaiming Independent Living (BRIL) explain that without …