We are building a stronger voice for people with chronic illness through participatory research. Click the button to find out how you can get involved in the project:

See our blog post series for some of the themes we’ll be exploring:

Chronic Illness Inclusion Project
Chronic Illness Inclusion Project
by Joyce Fox
Chronic Illness Inclusion Project
Department for Snakes and Ladders?
by Fionn
Chronic Illness Inclusion Project
by Marion Michell
Chronic Illness Inclusion Project
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It’s not ME, it’s you – can the chronically ill embrace the social model?

The big idea of the social model is to distinguish between ‘impairment’ and ‘disability’: ‘impairment’ is someone’s condition, ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis, or ‘chronic fatigue syndrome’) in my case, whereas ‘disability’ describes the way that impaired people are oppressed and excluded from society on top of their impairments. This challenges the assumption that disabled people need… Read more It’s not ME, it’s you – can the chronically ill embrace the social model?