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Creative writing workshop for disabled people who have experienced rehabilitation

Are you a disabled person who has experienced rehabilitation?

Are you interested in taking part in a creative writing workshop as part of a research project at UEA?  

My name is Harriet Cooper and I’m doing research at the University of East Anglia into disabled people’s experiences of rehabilitation for a physical or sensory impairment. My project is called ‘Rights-based Rehabilitation’. I want to understand how disabled people can be involved in shaping rehabilitation services. I have had personal experience of rehabilitation.

For this part of my research, I am inviting participants to take part in a writing workshop followed by a meeting in which we will share our writing with each other. Participants will have the opportunity to write about their rehabilitation in a creative and/or fictionalised form and to share their writing with the group, if they wish.

There’s no need to have any previous experience of creative writing. If writing is difficult for you, we can make adjustments to enable you to participate.

Participants who take part in both groups will receive a £10 gift voucher as a thank you for their time.

The sessions will take place in an accessible venue at the University of East Anglia on:

Thursday 7th March 2019, 12pm-2pm

Thursday 28th March 2019, 11am-1pm

Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

You would need to be available on both dates to take part.

You can find out more about rights based rehabilitation in the leaflets available to download below:

Leaflet-Rights-based-Rehabilitation.pdf (101 downloads)

Easy-Read-Leaflet-Rights-based-Rehabilitation.pdf (99 downloads)

If you are interested in taking part, please contact Harriet for an informal conversation about what is involved. Harriet needs to know in advance if you are planning to attend, so that she can check that you are eligible to participate and send you a participant information sheet.

Harriet Cooper

Norwich Medical School

University of East Anglia

Norwich Research Park



Tel: 07785780136


Rights-based Rehabilitation is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care East of England (CLAHRC EoE) Programme.