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Welsh Government Disabled People’s Employment Champions

Let’s talk about disabled people’s employment. Traditionally employment rates are significantly lower for disabled people than non-disabled people. Figures for the year ending March 2020 show the employment rate for disabled people aged 16 to 64 in Wales was 50%, compared to 81% of non-disabled people. Action is needed to close this employment gap. Given […]


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Signing the Time to Change pledge

On Monday 7th February 2022, we were proud to sign the Time to Change employer pledge to change the way we think and act around mental health at work. By signing the pledge, we join hundreds of organisations in stepping up to challenge mental health stigma. The pledge was signed at an internal event where […]


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Holocaust Memorial Day 2022

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day, a day to mark the 77th 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: A year in review

When the first lockdown occurred in March 2020, the world slowed down; streets and offices emptied and opportunities to socialise in person were paused. But as DW moved to working online and our small team expanded, recruiting people from all over Wales, our work went from strength-to-strength. Our 2021 Annual Conference and AGM offered a […]


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Have your say: DW review of the UNCRDP and disability rights in Wales

Dear Members,  We are conducting a review into the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Disabled People (UNCRDP) and disability rights in Wales. It is important to us that we hear from as many disabled people as possible for this so we are conducting a survey for people to share their experiences and to […]


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Unlocked Lives – The film premiere!

Press Release Disability Wales to launch Unlocked Lives, a film that captures disabled people’s experiences through the different waves of the pandemic Unlocked Lives is the Disability Wales video project made possible thanks to funding by The National Lottery Community Fund Wales.  Premiering at an online Zoom event on Friday 17th September at 6:30pm, the […]


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Working as an intern at Disability Wales: Alex’s experience

Who am I? I’m Alex, I have recently graduated from Swansea University with a First in Business Management, and I will be studying an MSc in Strategic Marketing from September 2021. I am originally from Maidenhead in Berkshire, South-East England. In my spare time I enjoy reading, hiking, eating out and watching football. I am […]


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Locked Out: Liberating Disabled People’s Lives and Rights in Wales beyond Covid-19

Welsh Government has published ‘Locked out: liberating disabled people’s lives and rights in Wales beyond COVID-19‘, a report about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on disabled people in Wales. Believed to be the first of its kind commissioned and published by a national government in the UK, as well as being evidence led, Locked Out was […]


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