Dr Liz Tilly is a Senior Lecturer teaching on the Social Care BA courses at the University of Wolverhampton, focussing on people with a learning disability.
Her qualifications include a BEd and MMedSci and an MA in Applied Social Research. Her PhD was focused on people with a learning disability who fall through the net of statutory provision.
She is also the founder and director of a social enterprise of people with a learning disability which delivers training focused on ‘making a difference’ to the lives of people with a learning disability.
The DWP started to replace DLA (Disability Living Allowance) with PIP (Personal Independence Payment) from 2013 until the end of 2017. There are slightly different criteria and assessment processes for the two disability benefits.
This research project will explore whether people with a mild learning disability lose or gain disability welfare benefit income due to the removal of the lower rate of care following their reassessment and whether the access to and type of support received during the reassessment process affects the assessment outcome.