Who took part in the research?
• The people participating in this research were mostly researchers doing inclusive research. We refer to them as participant-researchers because of this dual status.
• An important feature of this research was that the participant-researchers were not giving data but joining in dialogues to construct knowledge. We, Melanie and Hilra, were researcher-participants in this too.
• The people who took part were a mix of people with learning disabilities who lead and conduct their own research, the people supporting or researching alongside them, researchers with and without learning disabilities who work together as co-researchers, academic researchers with experience of gathering data from or with people with learning disabilities and policy-makers and commissioners of research.
• We were delighted that so many groups with experience of inclusive research took part. We want to acknowledge the involvement of the following groups and individuals who contributed to the findings on this website and in the report:
o Carlisle People First,
o Central England People First,
o Looking into Abuse research team from Wales
o Heritage Lottery Fund
o Joseph Rowntree Foundation
o My Life My Choice (Oxford)
o National Development Team for Inclusion
o Voice Group at Norah Fry
o Work in Progress team from Cornwall
o Wigan & Leigh People First
o York People First
and some who did not want to be named.