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Unlocked Lives

We are so excited to present #UnlockedLives! This is the Disability Wales video project that has allowed us to capture the private, everyday issues faced by our members through the different waves of the pandemic. The project was made possible thanks to funding by The National Lottery Community Fund Wales. The setting of a safe on-line […]

Logos of the organisations involved in the EQuip project. They are, volunteering Wales, WCVA, Welsh Government and Disability Wales


EQuip – Connecting Universities and Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) across Wales The Funding Disability Wales has received £19,720.80 from the Volunteering Wales Grant, which is organised by the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA). This funding is for a new project called EQuip.  The Project Building on our experience with student placements and Disabled Peoples […]

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Access to Elected Office Fund Wales / Cronfa Mynediad i Swyddi Etholedig Cymru

What is the Access to Elected Office Fund Wales? The Access to Elected Office Fund Wales exists to assist disabled people who want to stand for elected office with the additional impairment related costs that are a barrier to their participation in politics.It is administered by Disability Wales and funded by the Welsh Government. The […]

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Disabled People’s Organisations Covid-19 Emergency Fund

The National Emergencies Trust (NET) has given £1.5m of funding to support grassroot DPOs across the UK to help deal with issues caused or made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. Disability Wales has collaborated with Disability Action Northern Ireland, Inclusion Scotland, and Inclusion London to distribute this funding. Here in Wales we are also very […]

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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 […]

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#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 […]

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