Celebrate UK Disability History Month

The 22nd November to 22nd December is UK Disability History Month. It’s a time to reflect on where our movement has come from, and where it’s going. This year’s theme is ‘Disability and Language’. Because words are powerful, we’ve made an infographic to summarise this important issue, and make the topic understandable for society at […]

Celebrate 10 Years of UNCRPD Activism!

The UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People was launched 10 years ago today. It has been a great framework for holding governments accountable for the treatment of disabled people, which we at Disability Wales are doing right now in the UK. Here’s a voxpop from one of our recent UN rights forums. In […]

Press Release: Disability Wales Celebrates Training Success

  On Friday 2nd December, graduates of the Enabling Wales training course celebrated their achievements. The course, in Active Citizenship, Equality and Democracy, is designed to empower disabled people to represent and campaign on disability issues in their communities. Mark Isherwood AM, Acting Chair of the Cross Party Group on Disability, presented the certificates at […]

Ask for a More Disability Friendly World for This Time Next Year

This 3rd December, we’re asking you what issues effect disabled people the most. That’s because the International Day of Disabled People is a time for promoting topics that disabled people want addressed. Our survey ensures that we’re representing you in the right areas. Based on how you respond, we can then do follow up work, […]

Press Release: Innovative Research Programme to Improve Welsh Disabled People's Lives

All Wales People First and CARP Collaborations in Swansea are to receive a share of £400K being awarded across the UK this autumn. The money is for leading innovative new research projects exploring how disabled people can live as full citizens in our society as well as what changes and support will make that achievable. […]

Let's 'Talk Communities'

Communities First is likely to end. Let’s take this opportunity to tell Welsh Government what we think it should be replaced with. This is an opportunity to say how we think disabled people should be included in any new plans. During October, the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children, Carl Sargeant AM made a statement […]

At a Glance Response to the Autumn Budget Statement

Disability Wales’ has provided its first impressions of the potential impact of today’s budget announcements on disabled people. This budget appears to be largely targeted at supporting people who are in work but on low incomes. One good thing is that there is no intention to make further welfare ‘savings’. However, there are no plans […]

How to Survive Five Problems Disabled People Face

Some situations we face can feel nightmarish. Yet simply knowing what to do can reduce your stress levels significantly, and help you to overcome what life throws at you. Well, over the last few months, several supporters have written in for advice about problems that they’re facing. So here’s a summary of some of the […]

Our Conference and AGM Discussed Growing Deprivation

There was a lot of good information at our conference on the 19th. That’s only to be expected with a Law Professor, a fundraising organisation and a host of disabled people’s organisations pitching in at our event in Wrexham. Consequently, we’re making the info available to you with the press release, photos and conference slides […]

South East Wales Speaks Up for Disabled People's Rights

In late September, we held a forum in Cardiff on disabled people’s rights. While there, David Sage of the Bridgend Coalition of Disabled People recorded a voxpop, where he noted several areas where disabled people’s rights are being undermined. His input has really helped the project. While he has identified areas for the UN to […]

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