Want to be part of a new idea for using direct payments?

The ‘Citizen Directed Co-operative’ project is looking for people who are receiving direct payments to join the ‘Monmouthshire Direct Payments Co-operative’ to provide support with the planning and setting up of the co-operative. We are looking for people who live in Monmouthshire, though we will also consider people from nearby local authorities. Priority will be […]

Citizen Directed Co-operatives Cymru Project

  About Citizen Directed Co-operatives Cymru (CDCC) Project CDCC is an innovative project delivered in partnership between Disability Wales and Wales Co-operative Centre and is funded by Big Lottery Fund’s BIG Innovation fund until December 2018. The project will support greater voice, choice and control for disabled people through the development of citizen-directed co-operatives as a new […]

Enabling Wales Project Update September 2016

We are now into the third year of the Enabling Wales Project. The time has gone so fast. All the participants from the North Wales and the Gwent Valleys training programmes have successfully passed their accreditation, and we are busy arranging the Graduation Events. Be sure to keep an eye out for upcoming dates which […]

Enabling Wales Project

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 […]


‘Shaping Our Lives & Communities, Planning Together’ is a project covering the Bridgend County Borough (BCB) area of South Wales.  The people best placed to advise on the design of inclusive services are Disabled People themselves living in the County Borough. This project aims to deliver a bespoke training package in order to give the power, […]

Wales National Advisory Group (NAG) membership

The Wales NAG is made up of the following members:    Abu Askira Business Support Officer, Care Council for Wales       Anne Collis Co-Director, Barod PhD student, Bangor University   Dr Andrew Dunning Senior Lecturer, Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences, Swansea University   Graham Findlay Co-chair of the Wales National Advisory Group and a […]

What is a National Advisory Group (NAG)?

National Advisory Groups Role and powers: To contribute to the development and delivery of DRILL in each nation as follows:   Scrutinise and sift: With reference to the political, social and economic context of the relevant nation, and in line with agreed priorities and criteria, scrutinise, assess, sift and select proposals to go forward to the Central Research […]

Apply for funding

DRILL is a ground breaking UK-wide programme fully funded by a £5 million grant from the Big Lottery Fund.  DRILL is the world’s first research and pilot programme led by disabled people and their priorities. DRILL expects to fund up to 40 research and pilot projects throughout the UK over the next 4 years.  The 2nd call for […]

Blog post: Vin West

The way that a government treats those who have the least power is a fair rule of thumb as to its level of civilisation. These are hard times, as evidenced by the nightly news. UK government “welfare reform”, public service cuts and other neoliberal policies have had a huge impact on disabled people’s lives. The […]

Blog post: Graham Findlay

How many times do you feel genuinely excited by a TV programme? Me neither. But slumped on the sofa after a long day labouring over a luke-warm policy paper, I recently had the great good luck to click on Channel 4’s George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces. For those who don’t know, George is an architect with […]

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