Disability Wales – Driving Forward Disability Rights in Wales – Aberystwyth

Join us at our Regional Event in Aberystwyth!

Thu 28 June 2018     10:30 – 16:00

Medrus 4 , Penbryn Building Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3B

This is a FREE one-day event, a great chance to get an update on disability rights in Wales.

Programme to include:

  • The United Nations review on disabled people in the UK– one-year on….hear from the Equality and Human Rights Commission
  • Brexit implications for disabled people….what we know so far…
  • Panel discussion on disability discrimination in Wales….perhaps you feel you have been discriminated against…opportunity to get advice

Workshops aimed at disabled people and their organisations. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussions, networking and to share knowledge.

Early booking advised!  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/driving-forward-disability-rights-in-wales-aberystwyth-tickets-45713406028

Disability Wales

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)

OR

  • 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 [email protected] or 029 20887325.

Disability Wales

Taxi Survey

Disability Wales are currently researching disabled peoples experiences of using taxis across Wales.  They have been made aware of a number of issues.  They want to know how wide spread these issues are.  Please take 5 minutes to tell them your own experiences by completing this short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WT59VQ6 

Your responses will be very helpful.

Miranda Evans

Policy & Programmes Manager

Disability Wales  │ Anabledd Cymru

Bridge House, 3, Caerphilly Business Park, Van Road, Caerphilly, CF83 3GW │ Ty’r Bont, 3, Parc Busnes Caerffili, Heol Van, Caerffili, CF83 3GW

Email / Ebost: [email protected]

Tel / Ffon: 029 2088 7325 

www.disabilitywales.org

Disability Wales

Citizen Directed Co-operatives Cymru Project Officer (Disabled person) (definition)

Secondment Opportunity

Fixed term:  to 30 September 2018

NJC 30 – 34 £25,727 – £28,922

35 hours per week

If you are interested please contact Disability Wales on 029 2088 7325 (use announcer for textphone) 

or e-mail [email protected], download a pack from our website at www.disabilitywales.org

Closing date: 27 November 2017

Interviews: 7 December 2017

This post is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

Disability Wales

Citizen Directed Co-operatives Cymru Project Officer (Disabled person) definition)

Secondment Opportunity

Fixed term:  to 30 September 2018

NJC 30 – 34 £25,727 – £28,922

35 hours per week

Interested? 029 2088 7325 (use announcer for textphone, E-mail [email protected], download a pack from our website at www.disabilitywales.org

Closing date: 27 November 2017

Interviews: 7 December 2017

This post is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

Disability Wales – Embolden workshops

Disability  Wales  are inviting disabled and non-disabled women in Wales to attend our upcoming workshops. 

 

They will be a chance to discuss how you feel you are represented within society, create campaigns ideas and key messages aimed to challenge stereotypes and improve the aspirations and confidence of disabled women.

 

Workshop dates / locations:

  • Wednesday 6thDecember, The Sbectrwm Centre, Fairwater, Cardiff
  • Friday 8th  December,  Glyndwr University, Wrexham
  • Wednesday 10th January 2018 young disabled people’s workshop, Picton Centre, Haverford West

Spaces are limited, reserve your place online at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/disability-wales-14041738910

The workshops will start at 10.00 am and finish at 4.30 pm Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

 

For more information and to book your place contact:

Disability Wales on 029 20887325 or email [email protected]

Embolden is sponsored by Spirit of 2012 and The Fawcett Society.

Disability Wales

Talk to us about Disability Hate Crime

 

 

Disability Wales (DW) is carrying out some work for Victim Support Cymru which receives Welsh Government funding to run the National Hate Crime Report and Support Centre Wales. They want to make sure that their service is accessible to disabled people and provides the right kind of support to people who experience hate crime. They have asked DW to help them with this.

 

In partnership with Bridgend Coalition of Disabled People, we are holding a meeting from 2pm until 4pm on Thursday 5th October 2017 at St Johns Ambulance, Minerva St, Bridgend CF31 1TA to hear your views about disability hate crime and the support and services available to people who experience it.

 

Limited space available  for booking form and invitation see attached 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5u3l50zoosezyjm/South%20Wales%20Participant%20%20Invitation%20on%20Headed.docx?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ilzesoaflzo4s0l/Booking%20form%20Victim%20Support%20meetings%20BRIDGEND.doc?dl=0

OR

Book directly through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talk-to-us-about-disability-hate-crime-tickets-37909351892 

BBC Radio Wales would like to speak to a disabled job seeker about their experience of finding work.

  • Are you disabled? 

  • Are you currently applying for jobs?

  • Would you be happy to share your experience with the BBC and be heard on the radio?

 

If yes, then please get in touch today.  They will need to speak to you as soon as possible.

 

Contact Miranda Evans on [email protected] or telephone 029 20887325.

 

www.disabilitywales.org

Disability Wales

Celebrating Deaf and disabled women creating change

#IAmEmbolden Launches 

Disability Wales is looking for Embolden Ambassadors – Deaf or disabled women in Wales who are breaking stereotypes, achieving great things and creating positive change.

In the year running up to the centenary celebrations in March 2018 of women obtaining the vote, DW, with funding from Spirit of 2012 and the Fawcett Society, is highlighting the achievements of Welsh disabled women, now and in history. These stories and accompanying images will be used to create a campaign aimed at challenging myths and stereotypes about disability and showcasing our amazing women role models.

Embolden: Spirit of Disabled Women is a vision to change negative perceptions of disabled people by: sharing stories about the achievements of disabled women in Wales; and provoking conversations that challenge attitudes about disability. The nomination categories are:

  • Community activist
  • Career success
  • Contribution to the arts
  • Sports excellence
  • Educational achievements
  • Amazing in any other way

or

  • Historical

DW is also collecting nominations for women in recent or distant history who have made a contribution towards disability rights or are allies of disabled women.

Rhian Davies, Disability Wales Chief Executive, said:

Embolden is such an exciting initiative: Deaf and disabled women are too often invisible and this is a wonderful opportunity to share their achievements and really challenge people’s perceptions and expectations We look forward to receiving nominations from across Wales and all communities.”

Fawcett Society Chief Executive Sam Smethers stated:

“It is vital that disabled women’s stories are told and that their voices are heard. That’s why Fawcett is delighted to be supporting Disability Wales’ Embolden project. Shattering the stereotypes that society holds about disabled women is vital to building a better society for us all.”

Nomination forms are available at: www.disabilitywales.org/blog/embolden

The closing date is 28th August 2017.

 

Nominations will be shared on DW’s website and the shortlist of women will be announced in September 2017. A celebration event in March 2018 will present the winners with their title and award.