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National Emergencies Trust announces first new charity partners to enhance support for at risk groups

SECTOR NEWS RELEASE BY NATIONAL EMERGENCIES TRUST (NET). £12million from NET’s Coronavirus Appeal will fund helplines and other support services to address unmet need among disproportionately impacted groups The National Emergencies Trust (NET) is announcing plans to distribute £12million of funds from its Coronavirus Appeal to a range of charity partnerships offering targeted support to […]


Launching our Disabled People’s Manifesto survey

The 2021 Senedd elections are approaching and Disability Wales wants to make sure that the voices of disabled people in Wales are heard, loud and clear.  We will be publishing a Disabled People’s Manifesto, informed and driven by the experiences of Disability Wales members. In the principle of the Social Model of Disability, we want […]


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How to make your information accessible to our members

Sharing your information with our members Here at Disability Wales, we receive many requests to share information to our members which we are happy to help with. But often, information given isn’t accessible and isn’t provided in an easy format for us to reproduce on social media.  With this in mind, we thought we’d share […]


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DRILL in Wales: The impact so far

Historically, research on disability has rarely included people with lived experience. Not only have disabled people been excluded from participating in research about our lives, but complex statistics or inaccessible research findings may preclude disabled people from understanding evidence and contributing to discussions about services or policies. At the same time, disabled people have become […]


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Including disabled people in the Wales Africa sector

In 2019, one of our member groups, Disability in Wales and Africa (DWA), secured funding to carry out research looking at the barriers disabled people face in Wales, when trying to engage with the Wales Africa sector. The ‘Including Disabled People research’ was carried out by Dr Natasha Hirst and Dr Alun Hughes. The project […]


Press Release – The Future is Now!

*** EMBARGOED UNTIL 00.01 05 November 2019*** PRESS RELEASE The Future is Now! Claiming our rights as disabled people Today at Cardiff City Stadium Disability Wales will host a national conference on disabled people’s rights and equality in Wales, now and for future generations and renew calls for Welsh Government to incorporate the UN Convention […]


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Action on Disability: The Right to Independent Living

The ‘Action on Disability: The Right to Independent Living’ framework was officially launched by the Deputy Minister and Chief Whip, Jane Hutt, at a coffee morning with Bridgend Coalition of Disabled People on Wednesday (18th). The framework has been created following extensive engagement with disabled people and the organisations who represent them.  Focusing on the […]


Watchdog to launch project to fund legal actions on transport discrimination

The equality watchdog is to launch a new project that will provide funding for disabled and older people to take legal action when they have faced discrimination on public transport. The fund has not yet been officially launched by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), but it has approached disability organisations and other stakeholders […]


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Research to examine pros and cons of using AI to boost independent living

A new piece of co-produced research will examine the advantages – and risks – of using artificial intelligence (AI) to support disabled people to live independently. The research, which has secured funding from the British Academy, will see academics work in co-production with disabled people and carers, who will help to design and steer the […]


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Measuring the Mountain

Do you use care and support services? Are you a carer? Help the Welsh Government to understand more about what needing these services, or being a carer is like — share a short story with them about a recent experience, it takes about 10 minutes. Every story is important — make sure they hear yours.


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