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Housing and Disabled People: Britain’s hidden crisis

Disability Wales welcomes the EHRC report today highlighting disabled people’s experiences of housing.  Urgent action is most certainly required in Wales in order to make houses adaptable and accessible to disabled people.  There are far too many examples where disabled people are unable to move around their own home due to its inaccessibility.   This is having […]


Access to taxis and private hire vehicles: the experiences of disabled people in Wales

In April 2017, it became illegal for taxi and private hire vehicle drivers to discriminate against wheelchair users. The change in law meant that drivers could no longer refuse to take wheelchair users or charge them extra for their journeys. It also required drivers to provide appropriate assistance to wheelchair users. We wanted to know […]


Personal Independence Payment (PIP) – Mental Health changes

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is planning to implement changes to Personal Independence Payments (PIP) which allows people with Mental Health (MH) issues to claim higher rates of the mobility component.   What is the Mental Health judgment? The Mental Health Upper Tribunal judgement related to how symptoms of overwhelming psychological distress should […]


‘Deeds not Words’: the Long Road to Equal Rights

6 February 2018 marks the centenary of the Representation of the People Act (1918) which allowed some women and all men the right to vote.  It was to be a further ten years before all women achieved voting equality with men. There are parallels between the history of the campaign for Women’s Suffrage and the […]


Mesur y Mynydd – Deall Profiadau Gofal Cymdeithasol yng Nghymru

Mae Mesur y Mynydd yn brosiect Cymru gyfan i werthuso effaith Deddf Gwasanaethau Cymdeithasol a Llesiant (Cymru) 2014. Mae’n gydweithrediad rhwng y sector gyhoeddus, y drydedd sector ac, yn fwyaf pwysig, y bobl sy’n byw yma. Bydd y prosiect, a ariennir gan Lywodraeth Cymru, yn casglu straeon oddi wrth bobl â phrofiad diweddar o ofal […]


Measuring the Mountain – Understanding Experiences of Social Care in Wales

Measuring the Mountain is an all-Wales project evaluating the impact of the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014. It is a collaboration between the public sector, third sector and, most importantly, the people who live here. Funded by Welsh Government, the project will collect stories from people with recent experience of social care in […]


UN Committee Concluding Observations – UK going backwards on rights

Disability Wales Press Release 31st August 2017 A ‘human catastrophe’ – New UN condemnation for UK human rights record The UK Government’s claim to be a ‘world leader in disability issues’ has today been crushed by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Committee has released damning Concluding Observations on the […]


Austerity policies a ‘human catastrophe’

Austerity policies have created a “human catastrophe” – UN Committee Chair condemns the UK’s record on human rights. Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations welcome the public unity of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in their clear criticism of the UK Government’s ‘grave and systematic violations’ of disabled people’s human rights. […]


Disabled people's human rights are being breached in the UK. Call it out

Disability Wales holds Government to account in Geneva

                    Disability Wales calls out UK Government on human rights violations Disability Wales and Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations (DDPOs) from across the UK join forces in Geneva this week, presenting evidence of ongoing human rights violations to the UN Committee on the Rights of Disabled […]


UNCRPD17 Briefing

Disabled people’s human rights – get involved! Our latest newsletter is out. You can bring yourself up to date with the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People, come along to one of our screenings and get involved with holding our UK and Welsh Governments to account. Read your guide to the Convention.


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