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Get involved in the Research Voices Project


Easy read information about the project and how to get involved is available for download below

We’re looking for 12 people with Learning Disabilities to take part in the Research Voices project at the Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory at the University of Glasgow.

Who can take part?

Anyone with learning disabilities (or learning disabilities and autism) can take part as long as they:

  • Live in Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Are 16 or over
  • Are interested in learning new skills
  • Are interested in health or health research
  • Are available to attend one meeting a month from June - November and can go to 4 full days of jury sessions in November 2019
  • Want to make a difference
  • Would like to work in a group

There are a limited number of spots on the Jury and we would like the group to be as representative as possible. For this reason, we hope to involve people of different age ranges and have a mix of men and women on the jury.

Information from the 2011 Census told us that many people with learning disabilities have other health conditions such as:

  • Physical disabilities
  • Autism
  • Hearing or sight loss
  • Mental health issues

The group will be exploring the topic of health research, so we welcome applications from people with learning disabilities who have health conditions.

What are we offering people who want to be involved?

People with learning disabilities who take part in the jury can:

  • learn more about health research
  • learn more about how to ask questions and listen well
  • help decide on what the jury will discuss
  • help write something for our website, if they want to
  • use the Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory as a reference for job or education
  • meet new people and make some friends
  • share their views and make sure people listen

How can people with learning disabilities get involved

To find out more about getting involved, please scroll down and dowload our information sheet and easy read application form.

If you want to discuss the project in more depth or find out more, please contact Rhiann McLean at

More information


Click here to download our easy read application form.

Click here for easy read information about GDPR and your rights to your information. 

If you need some additional support to fill this out, we would be happy to have a phone, email or face to face discussion to support that.


Just get in touch with Rhiann at 0141 211 3889 or