Social Model of Disability in Wales – Join the Conversation
The Welsh Government’s new framework ‘Action on Disability: The Right to Independent Living’ was issued for consultation on the 22 October 2018 and closed on the 18 January 2019. Consultation responses are currently being analysed with a view to publishing the final version in summer 2019. The framework is underpinned by the Social Model of Disability and contains a commitment to increase understanding of the Social Model across Welsh Government and beyond; and to ensure it is reflected widely in Welsh Government policies and programmes.
Following on from the consultation, Welsh Government, in partnership with Disability Wales, are running 3 half-day workshops across Wales to engage people in the Social Model conversation. The workshops will include discussions on the following:
- Where does the Social Model come from and why is it important?
- How does the Social Model empower disabled people?
- What does the Social Model look like in practice?
- Examples of where the Social Model has been used successfully.
- What are the challenges and barriers preventing further implementation?
- How can we work together to ensure the Social Model is reflected more widely in society?
Event dates and venues:
14 May 2019: Media Resource Centre, Oxford Road, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 6AH
29 May 2019: Future Inn, Hemingway Road, Cardiff, CF10 4AU
30 May 2019: Catrin Finch Centre, Mold Road, Glyndwr University, Wrexham, LL11 2AW
To register your interest, please email Eryl.Loring@wales.gsi.gov.uk indicating the event of your choice, providing delegate contact details and any specific access or communication requirements you may have.