Welcome to BRIL!


Bristol Reclaiming Independent Living (BRIL)

Nothing About Us. Without Us. 
Silhouette of four Disabled people. 
2 people are using wheelchairs. One person is using a cane.
Nothing About Us. Without Us.

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.


Independent Living – Deaf & Disabled People’s Experiences During COVID-19

Saturday 15 May 2021 From 11.00 am to 1.00pm This event is a chance for Deaf and Disabled people to have their say on what has happened to them during the Covid-19 pandemic, learn about other people’s experiences and share ideas about what the right to Independent Living means, during and after COVID-19. With presenters …

Know Your Human Rights!

Tuesday 27th April 2.00pm to 3.30pm Please join our event with: The British Institute of Human Rights To book your place, or if you have any questions about the event, please email bristol.ilag@gmail.com Or text BRIL and your message to : 07592 007246 You can send questions in advance The event will have BSL interpreters