About the Enabling Wales Project
“An enabling society in which disabled children and adults enjoy the right to independent living and social inclusion”
Enabling Wales is a unique project that will provide an innovative development and training programme to disabled people, Disabled People’s Organisations and Centres for Independent Living throughout Wales.
The project will develop and deliver a comprehensive programme of training, coaching and consultancy that is designed:
- To develop young disabled people as future leaders;
- To strengthen existing Disabled People’s Organisations (DPO’s) so that they represent the voice of disabled people more effectively;
- To provide support for establishing new DPO’s in parts of Wales, where disabled people are under-represented; and
- To support the development of two new Centres for Independent Living (CILs) as social enterprises.
Enabling Wales will be available to disabled people aged 16+ throughout Wales and across the spectrum of impairments and long-term health conditions.
The project is a partnership between Disability Wales, Wales Co-operative Centre and Dewis CIL. It draws upon each organisation’s specialist knowledge and expertise to provide young disabled people and disabled adults with a unique learning opportunity.
Enabling Wales will promote co-productive working between disabled citizens and professionals by working with:
- Local Authorities
- Local Service Boards
- WLGA; and
- Other public bodies and third sector organisations.