Are you passionate about creating a Wales that values and includes people with a learning disability?
Learning Disability Wales are seeking to appoint a dynamic, highly skilled and experienced Chief Executive Officer.
You will have the vision to lead and represent the organisation, create sustainable funding streams and maintain and develop relationships with partners and stakeholders.
For further information and an application details https://www.ldw.org.uk/information/news/2018/01/ceo.aspx
We hope you are interested in joining our small, strong and mutually supportive staff team who are committed to making a difference.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Access Certificate Petition
Recently BCDP members came up with an idea of a petition to the Welsh Assembly calling for premises in Wales to be awarded an Access Certificate similar to the Food Hygiene Certificate with premises displaying a sign from 0 to 5 depending how disabled friendly they are. Getting a high number would not just be about wheelchair access, we also want to look at improving services for those with sensory & learning impairments.
The Food Hygiene Certificate has encouraged eating establishments to improve the cleanliness of their food preparation. We believe that if premises were awarded high numbers for having a fully wheelchair accessible building, accessible toilets, hearing loops, braille menus, staff using sign language and staff trained in Disability Equality and Autism Awareness it would encourage them to improve and give better services to disabled customers.
You could get high numbers for having all or some of the above with symbols below your number to show which services premises offer. For example signs to show building contains a wheelchair accessible toilet and a braille menu.
I am delighted to say petition is now up and running and can be signed by going to the link below. Link also gives more info on our idea and how it will work.
So please go to link below, sign and share with all your friends and colleagues. We need just 50 signatures to get the petition noticed, but 5,000 could result in a full debate in the Senedd on the issue.
The Food Hygiene Certificate in Wales was voluntary when first introduced, but is now mandatory! If our petition is successful then it will only be voluntary to begin with, but could still encourage people to improve the services they offer and make more of an effort to be accessible for all.
Thanks, SIMON GREEN (Chair, Bridgend Coalition of Disabled People)
Brevis – a journal of short poetry and prose from Wales and beyond … seeks submissions of short poetry and prose for the launch of the first issue of our online literary journal which will be published 3 times a year.
Poetry: haiku, senru, tanka, kyoka, cherita, englyn, fibonacci, freestyle, any other poems 10 lines or less.
Prose: haibun, flash fiction, mini memoir, potted wisdom and more. Be creative, surprise me. I have quite eclectic tastes.
There is no particular theme for our first issue and I don’t mind work that has been published before providing you let me know where, so that we can give the original publisher credit and I would be very happy to post bi-lingual work. Please do not send work that shows predudice toward others, glorifies violence or uses bad language.
I am Karen Harvey, founder and Editor of Brevis. My poetry and flash fiction have been published in online and print journals and anthologies and I have been involved with a large number of poets and writers, especially among the haiku community for some time. My dream is that Brevis will showcase the high quality work of international poets, writers and dreamers for the enjoyment of all.
Please send your submissions, up to 10 short poems and/or 4 short prose ‘in the body of you email’ please to email@example.com
For more information see our facebook page
Have you lost your Mobility vehicle?
Disability Wales are keen to hear from anyone who has lost their Motability vehicle as a result of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
- Are you currently going through the process of applying for PIP and have a Motability vehicle
We are working with BBC Wales to research the impact of PIP on customers of the Motability scheme in Wales. Please contact us with your experiences. BBC Wales would like to speak to you.
Contact Miranda Evans Policy and Programmes Manager at Disability Wales on firstname.lastname@example.org or 029 20887325.
Everyday Creativity & Quality Principles Wrexham
A shared learning event for arts groups
Thursday 7 December 2017, Wrexham 10.30 – 15.30
Voluntary Arts Wales invites you to a shared learning event, exploring everyday creativity and quality principles for arts groups.
The event is free. You are welcome to attend one or both sessions. Refreshments will be provided.
Venue: Oriel Wrecsam, 11 Chester Street, Wrexham LL13 8BE
Times: 10:30 – 15:30
Booking: Please book by emailing email@example.com with your name and contact details, noting which session/s you’ll be attending, and if you have any dietary or access requirements.
Language: The event will be delivered in English. Let us know if you would like to contribute in Welsh.
If you have any questions about the event, please contact Gareth Coles on 07833 580 313 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information click on https://www.voluntaryarts.org/everyday-creativity-quality-principles-wrexham
Showing on Thursday November 30 2017 8:30 PM (98 Minutes)
and on Thursday December 14 2017 6:30 PM (98 Minutes)
Tramshed Cinema – Cinema at Tramshed
12A upsetting scenes, suicide references, infrequent strong language
Twenty-eight year-old Jennifer Brea is working on her PhD at Harvard and soon to be engaged to the love of her life when she gets a mysterious fever that leaves her bedridden and looking for answers. Disbelieved by doctors and determined to live, she turns her camera on herself and her community, a hidden world of millions confined to their homes and bedrooms by ME, commonly called chronic fatigue syndrome.
To book tickets for 30th Novmeber click on https://ticketing.eu.veezi.com/purchase/382?siteToken=b41wj5yk06w4vaj5jf5fv0824c
To book tickets for 14th December click on https://ticketing.eu.veezi.com/purchase/411?siteToken=b41wj5yk06w4vaj5jf5fv0824c
To see the trailer click on https://www.unrest.film/trailer
Invite you to an afternoon of “Song and Inspiration”
Saturday 25th November 2017 3.30-5.30pm
At the Salvation Army Hall Windsor Street Rhyl
To include homemade soup and a roll, mince pies and tea/coffee
Suggested £3 donation at the door
Just a reminder to our members that,as there were insufficient members present at our Annual General Meeting on 27th October , it has been necessary to ask members to return their votes for the election of Committee members and the Special Resolution by post/email.
If you have not done so, please could you return your voting forms as soon as possible and no later than 1st December 2017.
If you did not receive our original request, please contact the office and we will provide you with the voting forms and back up information regarding the Special Resolution and nominees for the committee