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Embolden

#IAmEmbolden is a mission to change the way D/deaf and disabled women and girls are viewed in society. Disability Wales, with funding from Spirit of 2012 and the Fawcett Society, has been highlighting the achievements of Welsh D/deaf and disabled women and girls, now and in history, challenging myths and stereotypes about disability and showcasing […]


Digital Lives

Dateline 2013 – 2014 Our Digital Lives project supports the digital inclusion of disabled people across Wales. The project includes the facilitation and delivery of workshops which will raise awareness of the assistive technologies that enable people to get online, increase disabled people’s confidence and knowledge in relation to ICT and encourage disabled people and […]


Words to Wales

Dateline: 2010 Words to Wales: Disabled people write their lives “Listen, Words to Wales See the Humanity. Ours Yours, mine, together. The Same” Elaine Davies The aim of ‘Words to Wales’ is to promote knowledge and understanding of the barriers faced by disabled people in everyday life in Wales through poetry and prose. It aims […]


Domestic Abuse and Disabled People

Disabled people are at higher risk of domestic and non-domestic abuse. The World Health Organisation’s 2013 World Report on Disability highlighted abuse as a leading cause of death among disabled people. However, little is known about the true extent to which disabled people experience different abuse types, and associated health/economic costs. It was estimated that if the risks […]


Domestic Abuse of Disabled Women in Wales

Dateline: 2010/11 Disability Wales, Welsh Women’s Aid and the University of Glamorgan worked together on a research project looking at the experiences of disabled women affected by domestic abuse in Wales. Disability Wales in partnership with Welsh Women’s Aid and the University of Glamorgan identified the need and opportunity to collaborate and undertake this most […]


Real Human Being

Dateline 21012/13 With Support from The Home Office, Disability Wales and Taking Flight Theatre Company; an integrated company working with disabled and non disabled professional actors, have developed a theatre piece. This will seek to educate young people about the impact of Disability Hate Crime (DHC) on the lives of disabled people. The performance will […]


The Story at 40

Dateline: 2012 The Story at 40: the lives and times of disabled people in Wales An oral history film project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund; capturing the experiences and memories of disabled people born in 1972 and living in Wales. The project will reflect changing policy and attitudes towards disabled people over the past […]


Way to Go Project

Sign post logo Dateline (2010 – 2013) then (2013 – 2014) Way to Go was a 3 year project, which included 4  stages.  This project has been extended for a further 12 months, until March 2014 (thus entering stage 5).  The planned outline is as follows: The project consists of three parts, a feasibility study, an […]


Citizen trailblazers transforming Social Services in Wales

Citizen trailblazers transforming Social Services in Wales   Disability Wales and Wales Co-operative Centre are delighted to announce the three pioneering groups selected to take part in Stage 2 of the Citizen Directed Co-operatives Cymru (CDCC) project.   CDCC will set up one Citizen Directed Co-operative in Wales, empowering citizens to gain greater control over […]


Thanks for attending the June Roadshows!

Thank you to everyone who attended the CDCC Roadshow events earlier this summer. It was great to see so much enthusiasm and interest for developing co-operatives as a new way to manage direct payments in Wales. Input from attendees has been valuable in developing the CDCC project.   The idea of developing direct payment co-operatives […]


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