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Action on Disability: The Right to Independent Living

The ‘Action on Disability: The Right to Independent Living’ framework was officially launched by the Deputy Minister and Chief Whip, Jane Hutt, at a coffee morning with Bridgend Coalition of Disabled People on Wednesday (18th). The framework has been created following extensive engagement with disabled people and the organisations who represent them.  Focusing on the […]


Watchdog to launch project to fund legal actions on transport discrimination

The equality watchdog is to launch a new project that will provide funding for disabled and older people to take legal action when they have faced discrimination on public transport. The fund has not yet been officially launched by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), but it has approached disability organisations and other stakeholders […]


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Research to examine pros and cons of using AI to boost independent living

A new piece of co-produced research will examine the advantages – and risks – of using artificial intelligence (AI) to support disabled people to live independently. The research, which has secured funding from the British Academy, will see academics work in co-production with disabled people and carers, who will help to design and steer the […]


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Measuring the Mountain

Do you use care and support services? Are you a carer? Help the Welsh Government to understand more about what needing these services, or being a carer is like — share a short story with them about a recent experience, it takes about 10 minutes. Every story is important — make sure they hear yours.


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Civil Society Open Letter to Prime Minister #Brexit

As Brexit turmoil continues, Welsh organisations express grave concerns about no-deal in letter to Prime Minister 28 organisations from Wales including Disability Wales have joined a group of 87 charities and non-profits from across the UK to outline their concerns about no-deal in a letter to the Prime Minister. Following recent announcements on the prorogation […]


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Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunities at Disability Wales Annual Conference and AGM on 5th November 2019

DW’s Annual Conference provides a major opportunity each year for disabled people, their representative organisations and supporters in the third, public and business sectors to network, update on relevant law and policy and hear from experts regarding current good practice. Joining Disability Wales at our Conference on the 5th November 2019 will provide a unique […]


Volunteering at Disability Wales

This short blog piece is about my experience of volunteering at Disability Wales. I am a university student and have just finished my third year of studying astrophysics. Last year, through the university support system, I encountered a group called Go Wales, which helps young students from different backgrounds gain work experience within Wales. While […]


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Remembering April Harper

April Harper Staff and Board Members of Disability Wales were very sad to hear that April had passed away on the 3rd of January. April was a much-valued member of Disability Wales who served on our Board of Directors from 2010 – 2012, holding the role of Vice-Chair during this time. She was a lively […]


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 […]


A national disgrace: the high price of disability poverty in Wales

The JRF Report Poverty in Wales 2018 (7 March 2018), found that 39% of disabled people in Wales are in poverty compared with 22% of non-disabled people; and that the poverty rate among disabled people in Wales is the highest in all of the UK.   Responding to the findings on BBC Wales Live news […]


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