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Unfair, unfounded and unsafe: Welsh Government proposals on raising the weekly maximum charge for adult non-residential care and support

Welsh Government’s proposals to enable local authorities to increase the maximum weekly charges disabled people must pay for much needed social care and support are unfair, unfounded and unsafe, state organisations representing the interests of Deaf, Disabled People, Older People and Carers. DW’s report Barely Surviving (2023) catalogued the dire impact of the cost-of-living crisis […]


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Press Release: UN Rapporteurs Questions UK Government Over Benefits Deaths and Austerity 

On 18 March 2024 the UK Government provided their oral defence to the United Nations Committee for the Rights of Disabled People, regarding the UK’s “grave and systemic” violations of the UNCRDP. This comes after they refused to attend the last evidence session in August 2023 – requesting a delay to March 2024 – when […]


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Press Release: Disabled People’s Organisations deliver closing submissions at the Covid Inquiry in Wales

At the conclusion of Module 2B of the Covid Inquiry in Wales today Disabled People’s Organisations have criticised Welsh and UK Government handling of the pandemic and called for widespread Inquiry recommendations. In the closing statement delivered by Danny Friedman KC in Cardiff, Covid-19 Public Inquiry core participants Disability Wales and Disability Rights UK said […]


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Press Release: Disability Wales & Disability Rights UK cite “mass death and real suffering” of Disabled people in Wales at UK Covid-19 Inquiry 

Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) Disability Wales and Disability Rights UK have today addressed the Covid-19 Inquiry in Cardiff on the “mass death and real suffering” experienced by Disabled people in Wales during the pandemic and said that despite the Welsh Government’s awareness of the risks, it failed to properly plan for the crisis resulting in: […]


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Press statement: Disability Wales to highlight devastating impact of pandemic on disabled people at the Covid-19 Inquiry Public Hearings in Wales

As a core participant, Disability Wales will be at the Covid-19 Wales Public Hearings (Module 2b), commencing on 27th February in Cardiff. DW will be representing the interests and concerns of Disabled People’s Organisations regarding the devastating impact of Covid-19 on disabled people in Wales. Disabled people comprise 22% of the population in Wales with […]


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Statement: DW opposes Welsh Government proposals on raising the weekly maximum charge for adult non-residential care and support

Disability Wales is shocked and dismayed at Welsh Government’s proposals to enable local authorities to raise the maximum weekly charges disabled people pay for much needed social care and support.  Disabled people, many on benefits, tell us that they already struggle to pay these charges and do not know how they will afford any increases.    […]


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Holocaust Memorial Day 2024

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day, a time to mark the 79th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and an opportunity to remember all those who died in the Holocaust and other genocides around the world. Disabled people were amongst those who were first targeted by the Nazi regime, with hundreds of thousands being subject to […]


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Disability Wales Annual Conference 2023 recap

How can the media better represent disabled people? That was the big question at our Annual Conference this year. Broadcasters, media outlets, disabled media professionals and Welsh Government Ministers joined us at Glamorgan County Cricket Club as this year’s theme, Challenging Stereotypes, Changing Society: Disabled People and the Media, provoked lively discussions and debate. Delivered […]


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Disability Wales statement on Autumn Budget 2023

Recently, the UK Government announced their plans to change the benefits system under a new Back to Work scheme, they then reaffirmed their commitment to these changes in the 2023 Autumn Budget.  Below is our statement, we stand firmly against this policy. This is another in a long line of Government policy that directly targets […]


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Disability Wales Annual Report 2022-23

On behalf of the Board of Disability Wales, I have pleasure in sharing our Annual Report for 2022-23, approved at our recent AGM. In the words of our Chairperson Willow Holloway, ‘it has been another really productive year for Disability Wales. We have continued to represent our members during these challenging times whilst increasing understanding of disabled people’s […]


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