Enabling Wales Project

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About the Enabling Wales Project

“An enabling society in which disabled children and adults enjoy the right to independent living and social inclusion”

Enabling Wales is a unique project that will provide an innovative development and training programme to disabled people, Disabled People’s Organisations and Centres for Independent Living throughout Wales.

The project will develop and deliver a comprehensive programme of training, coaching and consultancy that is designed:

  • To develop young disabled people as future leaders;
  • To strengthen existing Disabled People’s Organisations (DPO’s) so that they represent the voice of disabled people more effectively;
  • To provide support for establishing new DPO’s in parts of Wales, where disabled people are under-represented; and
  • To support the development of two new Centres for Independent Living (CILs) as social enterprises.

Enabling Wales will be available to disabled people aged 16+ throughout Wales and across the spectrum of impairments and long-term health conditions.

The project is a partnership between Disability Wales, Wales Co-operative Centre and Dewis CIL. It draws upon each organisation’s specialist knowledge and expertise to provide young disabled people and disabled adults with a unique learning opportunity.

Enabling Wales will promote co-productive working between disabled citizens and professionals by working with:

  • Local Authorities
  • NHS
  • Local Service Boards
  • WLGA; and
  • Other public bodies and third sector organisations.Welsh Government logoDewis CIL logowales co-op logo

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