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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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Joint report disabled women experiencing domestic abuse

This morning, Disability Wales and Welsh Women’s Aid launch their joint report – “Supporting Disabled People experiencing violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence in Wales.”   Third sector organisations will launch the report at the joint cross-party group on disability and cross-party group on violence against women and children at the Ty Hywel […]


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Social Care Wales launch online resource on Direct Payments in Wales

This resource can be used by both practitioners and direct payments recipients to support good practice by giving access to essential information, case studies, data, and research.   Available here:  www.socialcare.wales/service-improvement/direct-payments-resource    


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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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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 […]


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