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Including disabled people in the Wales Africa sector

In 2019, one of our member groups, Disability in Wales and Africa (DWA), secured funding to carry out research looking at the barriers disabled people face in Wales, when trying to engage with the Wales Africa sector. The ‘Including Disabled People research’ was carried out by Dr Natasha Hirst and Dr Alun Hughes. The project […]


Press Release – The Future is Now!

*** EMBARGOED UNTIL 00.01 05 November 2019*** PRESS RELEASE The Future is Now! Claiming our rights as disabled people Today at Cardiff City Stadium Disability Wales will host a national conference on disabled people’s rights and equality in Wales, now and for future generations and renew calls for Welsh Government to incorporate the UN Convention […]


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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 […]


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