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Coronavirus and chronic illness

A guest blog from the Chronic Illness Inclusion Project on how disabled people with long term chronic illnesses have responded to the coronavirus pandemic

Local contacts

We have created a list of links to help members who may need to get in touch with their local council or local community voluntary councils. They will be able to provide you with information about different kinds of support that is available for you in your local area. Follow the links below to find […]

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Coronavirus questions answered

Disabled People’s Frequently Asked Questions on Coronavirus COVID-19 Updated: 24/03/20 Do we have any answers from Welsh government on protections for disabled people who access social care?   Visits from care or healthcare workers, who would normally come and help with your daily needs or social care, will be able to carry on as normal. […]

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Coronavirus Bill statement

Corona Virus Bill: Suspension of Social Services and Well-being Wales Act (2014) National Disability Umbrella Organisations in Wales have serious concerns about the implications of the Coronavirus Bill on human rights, especially the rights of specific groups, including disabled people. The second reading of the Bill was on Monday 23 March in the UK Parliament. A Legislative […]

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Update from DW

Dear Members, We have found ourselves in unprecedented times.  We do hope you are keeping yourselves as safe as you possibly can. As recommended by Government we have implemented social distancing and cancelled all upcoming face to face meetings, events and training for the foreseeable future. We will continue to provide you with up-to-date information through […]

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Shopping during #Covid19

Self-Isolation As we head towards a potential lockdown, it’ll be important to ensure you have the necessary essentials in your homes to see you through. A few of our recent callers have asked what food and other items they should have at home during this time. Below is a suggested list of items you may […]

Statement on Covid-19

 Joint response to Coronavirus outbreak across Wales Welsh national disability organisations raise concerns about the impact on disabled people living with pre-existing medical conditions Disability Wales, All Wales People First, Wales Council of the Blind, All Wales Parents and Carers Forum, Learning Disability Wales and Mencap Cymru call on the UK and Welsh Governments to […]

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Single use plastics consultation

The Welsh Government are considering a ban or restriction to the sale of single use plastics such as; plastic straws, cotton buds and drink stirrers. We understand the importance of reducing our plastic waste however, we want to make sure that any new legislation does not negatively impact on disabled people living in Wales. We […]

Interns Abi and Claudio with Disability Wales staff

Looking for an internship?

Information for disabled students and university support staff The research carried out by DRILL funded project, Legally Disabled, indicates that disabled people are disadvantaged in the labour market by employer assumptions, inaccessible workplaces and a lack of employer understanding. This can exclude disabled people from achieving their goals and entering the working world.  Our aim […]

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