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  indicating the event of your choice, providing delegate contact details and any specific access or communication requirements you may have.

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