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What is DRILL?  DRILL stands for Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning. It is an innovative 5 year, UK-wide programme led by disabled people, for disabled people and funded by the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF). Launched in 2015, DRILL will conclude in August 2020. The Programme is led by Disability Action NI in partnership with […]

Photo from Embolden workshop Cardiff


#IAmEmbolden is a mission to change the way D/deaf and disabled women and girls are viewed in society. Disability Wales, with funding from Spirit of 2012 and the Fawcett Society, has been highlighting the achievements of Welsh D/deaf and disabled women and girls, now and in history, challenging myths and stereotypes about disability and showcasing […]

Digital Lives

Dateline 2013 – 2014 Our Digital Lives project supports the digital inclusion of disabled people across Wales. The project includes the facilitation and delivery of workshops which will raise awareness of the assistive technologies that enable people to get online, increase disabled people’s confidence and knowledge in relation to ICT and encourage disabled people and […]

Domestic Abuse and Disabled People

Disabled people are at higher risk of domestic and non-domestic abuse. The World Health Organisation’s 2013 World Report on Disability highlighted abuse as a leading cause of death among disabled people. However, little is known about the true extent to which disabled people experience different abuse types, and associated health/economic costs. It was estimated that if the risks […]

Domestic Abuse of Disabled Women in Wales

Dateline: 2010/11 Disability Wales, Welsh Women’s Aid and the University of Glamorgan worked together on a research project looking at the experiences of disabled women affected by domestic abuse in Wales. Disability Wales in partnership with Welsh Women’s Aid and the University of Glamorgan identified the need and opportunity to collaborate and undertake this most […]

Real Human Being

Dateline 21012/13 With Support from The Home Office, Disability Wales and Taking Flight Theatre Company; an integrated company working with disabled and non disabled professional actors, have developed a theatre piece. This will seek to educate young people about the impact of Disability Hate Crime (DHC) on the lives of disabled people. The performance will […]

The Story at 40

Dateline: 2012 The Story at 40: the lives and times of disabled people in Wales An oral history film project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund; capturing the experiences and memories of disabled people born in 1972 and living in Wales. The project will reflect changing policy and attitudes towards disabled people over the past […]

Way to Go Project

Sign post logo Dateline (2010 – 2013) then (2013 – 2014) Way to Go was a 3 year project, which included 4  stages.  This project has been extended for a further 12 months, until March 2014 (thus entering stage 5).  The planned outline is as follows: The project consists of three parts, a feasibility study, an […]

Roadshow Update….developing co-operative ideas!

Hi everyone, April has been a very busy month for the CDCC project. We’ve held successful roadshow events in Cardiff, Llanelli, Llandrindod Wells and Llandudno. So thank you for everyone who has come along or supported  these events. This first batch of events in April were aimed at Local authorities and Third Sector organisations. We were […]

It’s here…Official Launch of CDCC

Hi everyone, Apologies for the late edition of the CDCC Blog- it’s certainly been a busy few months. But the big day is finally here: we’re officially launching the CDCC project this Wednesday (25th March)!   Since my last blog entry, I’ve been travelling across Wales and I’ve had the pleasure of meeting lots of inspiring […]

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