BBC Wales

Disabled People and Politics

bbc-blocks-darkBBC Wales are working on a story about the challenges and barriers faced by disabled people who want to get a position in politics (be it local authorities, the Welsh Assembly or Westminster) or who are currently working in politics.

 

They are also looking at the challenges disabled people face accessing democracy – be it attending council meetings, or giving evidence at the Assembly, trying to vote, or even just going to speak to their local councillor, filling out forms or contacting the council about an issue such as waste collection.

 

They are keen to speak to people about their experiences.  Please contact Rachael Flint at the BBC on 02920322236  Rachel.flint@bbc.co.uk   or through twitter @RSLFlint

BBC Wales

‘Casualty’ Wants Your Stories

bbc-blocks-darkThe award-winning BBC One drama Casualty is inviting people in Wales who are disabled or who live with a long-term health condition to share their experiences, whether every day or extraordinary, by sending them in to the production team. The people whose stories are shortlisted will be invited to spend time with the show’s writers at the BBC’s drama village in Cardiff Bay. The hope is that some of the stories may end up as story-lines in future episodes of the programme.

 Full details are here. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/wales/entries/6b911266-c90f-4678-babc-6b3036ecc707 

 The deadline for submissions is Friday 19th May.