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Disabled People’s Manifesto

DON'T DISABLE US, ENABLE US SIGNSDisabled People’s Manifesto for Wales 

The Welsh National Assembly elections will be here before we know it! The elections will take place on Thursday, the 5th May 2016.

We need to act now, in order to make our voices heard and for firm commitments to be taken forward in political party manifesto’s in relation to disabled people.

We delivered regional Manifesto workshops, across Wales earlier in the year, where disabled people told us that lack of enforcement of rights together with the impact of UK Government welfare reforms and cuts in public services have led to a loss of independence, an increase in poverty and left many feeling isolated and fearful for the future.

After gathering the range of views from the workshops, and from the response that we received from our survey, we have developed a Disability Wales Disabled People’s Manifesto.

You can access our Disabled People’s Manifesto below

Disabled People’s Manifesto Bilingual (pdf opens in new window)

Disabled People’s Manifesto Easy Read doc

Disabled People’s Manifesto plain text version English doc

Disabled People’s Manifesto plain text version Welsh doc

Disabled People’s Manifesto Audio version:

Manifesto guidance

Disabled Peoples Manifesto Briefing English doc

Disabled Peoples Manifesto Briefing Welsh doc

How to use the Disabled Peoples Manifesto to influence English doc

How to use the Disabled Peoples Manifesto to influence Welsh doc

Press Release

Manifesto launch press release English doc

Manifesto launch press release Welsh doc

We have produced a ‘Manifesto Party Broadcast’ which include the views of our disabled members, the video can be viewed here

Manifesto Video with Subtitles Youtube link external site

Manifesto Video Audio description Youtube link external site

How you can help?

Contact your AM  – You can use our template letter to contact your AM. However, we would recommend you adapt it and make it personal to your particular situation. Please send us copies of any responses you receive.

English template letter to AM doc

Welsh template letter to AM doc

Your AM contact details can be found through this link AM contacts External site

Contact your local newspaper – The media is a powerful source to influence and get your voice heard. You can use our template letter to contact editors of your local newspaper/radio/TV stations.

English template letter to Editors doc

Welsh template letter to editors doc