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.
BRIL and Disability Murals are inviting Disabled people, asylum seekers and refugees to join us for a new mural project. We will be working together to make a new mural for Bristol. We want the mural to show other people about: ● Our experiences of the Covid pandemic. ● What our lives are like. ● …
Press release: Wed 28 July 2021 Disabled People reject new ‘tick box’ national disability strategy. Disabled people and our organisations[i] across the country have expressed outrage at the Government’s decision to go ahead with the launch of a national disability strategy[ii] that is not a strategy, does not address key problems, does not reflect the …
BRIL is a part of a national campaign to stop people being charged for social care. This week, BRIL founder Mark Williams spoke on the John Darvall Show, on BBC Radio Bristol, and asked Councillor Hellen Holland from Bristol City Council some questions about our campaign. You can listen to the show here:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09kfmx5 Starts 26 …