Wellbeing and social Inclusion survey
This report, conducted in 2022 describes the findings from the National Wellbeing and Social Inclusion Survey. The aim of the survey was to find out if people feel that they belong and feel valued and respected in their communities and to determine how respondents evaluate their own sense of wellbeing. It also sought to assess how the combination of marginal identities affects wellbeing and social inclusion.
The findings indicate that disabled people experience poorer mental wellbeing and social inclusion compared to non-disabled people. The findings further highlight that identifying as a member of more than one marginalised group, such as being disabled and a member of the LGBTQI+ community, increases the risk of social exclusion and poorer wellbeing.
The research report explores these issues in more depth. Also published are the Easy-to-Read summary and the questionnaires used.
Narrative Analysis of Wellbeing and Social Inclusion Consultation
In January 2023 following the launch of the NDA’s Wellbeing and Social Inclusion survey described abvoe we held a consultation hosted jointly by the NDA and the Department of Children Equality Disability Integration and Youth (DCEDIY). The attendees were asked to discuss three main topics;
- What can we do to improve the social inclusion and wellbeing of people with disabilities?
- How do we reduce negative attitudes towards people with disabilities and tackle discrimination?
- How do we monitor these actions?
The findings from the consultation will be used to inform the NDA’s work and to feed into the development of a successor strategy to the National Disability Inclusion Strategy.