On 20th August 2009 a £385,000 public facilities scheme to encourage businesses to open their toilets to the general public was been announced by Minister for Social Justice and Local Government, Dr Brian Gibbons.
28 August 2009
A blind man who complained to police about cars parking illegally on a pavement was arrested when he threatened to let down the vehicles' tyres.28 August 2009 On 2 July 2009 Community Care published an edited version of a letter from DW Chief Executive Rhian Davies. 14 August 2009
A young woman with a prosthetic arm has won her case for wrongful dismissal against clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch because she did not fit its "look policy"...16 July 2009
A woman claims she was told she would not be served at a nail salon because she was in a wheelchair30 June 2009
On 30 June, in the Senedd Deputy Minister for Social Services Gwenda Thomas AM announced the long awaited Social Care Charging Measure aimed at achieving ‘greater consistency and fairness’ in local authority charging for non-residential social services across Wales11 June 2009
Today, 11 June, the Office for Disability Issues launched its consultation on the Right to Control08 June 2009
The DW Chief Executive gave evidence at the Senedd to the Speakers Conference on Parliamentary Representation08 June 2009
On 8 June the United Kingdom ratified the United Nations Convention on Disability Rights02 June 2009
Disability Wales raises concerns with the Assembly about possible disability pay gap
02 June 2009
On 2 June, Rhian Davies, Chief Executive of Disability Wales gave evidence at the Senedd to the Equality of Opportunity Committee on the Single Equality Bill, published on 27 April29 May 2009
Tim Cooper, Managing Director of Shaw Trust's Work & Independence Division, has been appointed as the new Director at the Office for Disability Issues.21 May 2009
A major UN treaty that will enshrine the human rights of disabled people will soon be ratified by the UK, Jonathan Shaw, Minister for Disabled People has announced. Covering all aspects of life, including health, education, employment and access to justice, the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) reaffirms that disabled people have - and should be able to enjoy - their human rights on an equal basis with non-disabled people21 May 2009
The Welsh Assembly Government has published its report on tackling inconsistency in homecare charging. Representatives of the Coalition on Charging Cymru including DW Chief Executive Rhian Davies were members of the Task and Finish Group set up to advise WAG on options to address the situation.
A new pilot project to help families with disabled children claim the benefits they are entitled to was announced on 12 May 2009 by Minister for Social Justice and Local Government, Dr Brian Gibbons.