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Social Model of Disability in Wales – Join the Conversation

 

The Welsh Government’s new framework ‘Action on Disability: The Right to Independent Living’ was issued for consultation on the 22 October 2018 and closed on the 18 January 2019.  Consultation responses are currently being analysed with a view to publishing the final version in summer 2019.  The framework is underpinned by the Social Model of Disability and contains a commitment to increase understanding of the Social Model across Welsh Government and beyond; and to ensure it is reflected widely in Welsh Government policies and programmes.

 

Following on from the consultation, Welsh Government, in partnership with Disability Wales, are running 3 half-day workshops across Wales to engage people in the Social Model conversation.  The workshops will include discussions on the following:

 

  • Where does the Social Model come from and why is it important?
  • How does the Social Model empower disabled people?
  • What does the Social Model look like in practice?
  • Examples of where the Social Model has been used successfully.
  • What are the challenges and barriers preventing further implementation?
  • How can we work together to ensure the Social Model is reflected more widely in society?

 

Event dates and venues:

14 May 2019: Media Resource Centre, Oxford Road, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 6AH

29 May 2019: Future Inn, Hemingway Road, Cardiff, CF10 4AU

30 May 2019: Catrin Finch Centre, Mold Road, Glyndwr University, Wrexham, LL11 2AW

 

To register your interest, please email Eryl.Loring@wales.gsi.gov.uk  indicating the event of your choice, providing delegate contact details and any specific access or communication requirements you may have.

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