Thunderclap – Disabled People's Manifesto

Sign up for our Manifesto Thunderclap – support and spread awareness of our calls for action! Right now, you’re probably asking yourself what is a Thunderclap? It’s a new website that allows people to pledge to Tweet or Facebook a message all on the same day – and at the exact same time – in […]

RNIB Cymru – Get Online workshops

RNIB Cymru have opportunities for people with sight and hearing loss to get their hands on technology. You do not have to be registered with sight or hearing loss to attend! If you are unsure ring the project on 029 2082 8518   November 20 St Michaels Community Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny. From 10 until 2, reserve […]

One in a Hundred – Happus

Message from Happus: For the next 100 days, we will be making one person in every hundred  very happy!   As part of being one in a hundred with SmallBizUK this year we thought we would like to pass that feeling on by every 100th customer that completes an order with us be that, hardware […]

25 Feb 2016: Conference on Community Regeneration through Digital Inclusion

Date: Thursday 25 February 2016, 10am – 4.00pm Venue: Catrin Finch Conference Centre, Glyndwr University, Wrexham Booking:   Digital Communities Wales and BT Wales warmly invite you to a Conference on ‘Community Regeneration through Digital Inclusion’.   Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty will address the event which is organised by […]

Digital Inclusion Workshops

  The Welsh Government’s Digital inclusion Unit and the ‘Digital Communities Wales’ digital inclusion programme invite you to attend a workshop to explore how they can, collectively, do more to tackle digital exclusion in Wales.   Whilst good progress has been made in recent years, around a fifth of Welsh adults are still missing out […]

Actor’s horror as disability hate crime ‘comes knocking on the door’

A leading disability hate crime campaigner has blamed the government’s anti-benefits rhetoric for a verbal attack on the partner of a wheelchair-using Coronation Street actor. Cherylee Houston, who plays Izzy Armstrong in the soap, revealed on Twitter this week that a stranger had knocked on her door while she was out and told her partner […]

‘Shocking’ report exposes failings in ME social care

By Raya Al Jadir A tiny proportion of disabled people with the neurological condition ME are receiving the social care they could be entitled to, according to a “shocking” new report from a charity. Action for ME surveyed 850 people with ME* (myalgic encephalomyelitis), and found 97 per cent of them could be entitled to […]

Einstein's fish and the elephant – blog post

Getting excited I’m really excited to have been at the first DRILL NAG last Friday. In English, that means I went to the first National Advisory Group for the Disability Research on Independent Livingand Learning Big Lottery Funded project. The five year project is run disabled people’s organisations from each of the four UK countries, […]

WCA death scandal: Grayling ordered assessment roll-out, despite coroner’s warning

Ministers appear to have allowed a controversial disability benefits assessment to be rolled out to hundreds of thousands of long-term claimants with mental health conditions, even though a coroner had warned it was a threat to their lives. Employment minister Chris Grayling and work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith decided in the summer of […]

Araith Yr Athro Mark Drakeford AC yn Cynhadledd Anabledd Cymru

Trawsgrifiad palanteipydd   Araith y Gweinidog Iechyd a Gwasanaethau Cymdeithasol Yr Athro Mark Drakeford AC Seminar Blynyddol Anabledd Cymru Rydych wedi Galw am Chwyldro: Deddf Gwasanaethau Cymdeithasol a Lles (Cymru) Gwesty Copthorne, Caerdydd 8 Hydref 2015     Bore da. Diolch yn fawr iawn am y gwahoddiad a’r cyfle i fod yma heddiw. Roedd yn […]

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