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Brexit FAQ

On 6 June 2019, Cardiff University’s and the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) Brexit Forum Project and Disability Wales teamed up to bring together academics, disabled people’s organisations, and Welsh Government Ministers to explore the implications of leaving the European Union for disabled people. The attached briefing provides answers to questions collected during the […]


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Technology for an accessible future

How technology is making the future more accessible for disabled people – by our guest blogger Elin Williams Each year the 3rd of December marks International Day of Disabled Persons and we’re honouring this year’s theme ‘The Future is Accessible’  by talking about technology and its contribution to the lives of disabled people. Many disabled […]


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 […]


Personal Independence Payment (PIP) – Mental Health changes

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is planning to implement changes to Personal Independence Payments (PIP) which allows people with Mental Health (MH) issues to claim higher rates of the mobility component.   What is the Mental Health judgment? The Mental Health Upper Tribunal judgement related to how symptoms of overwhelming psychological distress should […]


A national disgrace: the high price of disability poverty in Wales

The JRF Report Poverty in Wales 2018 (7 March 2018), found that 39% of disabled people in Wales are in poverty compared with 22% of non-disabled people; and that the poverty rate among disabled people in Wales is the highest in all of the UK.   Responding to the findings on BBC Wales Live news […]


‘Deeds not Words’: the Long Road to Equal Rights

6 February 2018 marks the centenary of the Representation of the People Act (1918) which allowed some women and all men the right to vote.  It was to be a further ten years before all women achieved voting equality with men. There are parallels between the history of the campaign for Women’s Suffrage and the […]


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