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Centre 404
Centre 404 is a local community charity in North London that offers friendly, reliable and person-centred support to people with learning disabilities, autism and their families. It was founded in 1951 by carers of children with learning disabilities and continues to work towards building a community and a society where people with learning disabilities are valued and involved members of our…
Idea for research
Idea for research
Centre 404, dedicated to providing supportive services to individuals with learning disabilities, autism, and their families across 7 London Boroughs, invites passionate and dedicated master's students from UCL to embark on a transformative research journey.

We are committed to creating a world where everyone, regardless of their abilities, enjoys the same rights, freedom, and quality of life as those in the wider community. The project "Improving Independent Living Services" aims to explore innovative methods to gather meaningful feedback from service users who are non-verbal or have high needs.

Understanding the perspectives of these individuals is crucial for setting service goals and outcomes, as well as assessing the real impact of our services on their daily lives. We envision a qualitative research project that engages with the community, giving a voice to those who often go unheard.
Impact of idea
By participating in this project, you have the opportunity to contribute to a significant transformation in the lives of high needs/non-verbal service users. Your research will be a valuable tool for enhancing our services and, ultimately, contributing to the creation of healthier, more inclusive communities.
Existing data: comprehensive annual survey data, a cornerstone of Centre 404's efforts to gather feedback from Independent Living (IL) service users and their families/next of kin. The survey, written in an accessible format, addresses diverse areas of interest such as digital isolation, cost of living, and safeguarding concerns. The data collected informs departmental objectives, which are closely monitored by the IL management team throughout the year.

If you have any existing data or information you would like included in a project, please tell us what kind of data these are

What new data or information would you like to be collected in this project?

Application process
Application criteria
DBS needed
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Is this project fully accessible to students with the disabilities?