WECIL will be closed for the Christmas and New Year period from Friday 23rd December 2022 at 2pm until Tuesday 3rd January 2023
If you have an emergency and require the number for the Social Service Duty Teams, the following number applies for all Bristol, South Glos and B&NES clients; 01454 615 165. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, text ‘EDT’ followed by your name and message to 60066. Your texts should cost your standard network charge.
WECIL is an award winning, user led organisation supporting Disabled people to live the life they choose.
Use your Direct Payment to live the life you choose. WECIL supports Disabled people to understand how to get the most out of it to live independently with choice and control over the support they get to meet their care needs.
We offer specialist advice and support to both adults and families with Disabled children that receive a Direct Payment from their local authority or healthcare funding from the NHS.
Our Direct Payments and Payroll department helps you make the most out of your payment and get the support you really want and need.
Whatever your enquiry, our team of Navigators can signpost and give you support to access the right services for you. We understand that knowing where or how to begin accessing support can be confusing, and some language and policies are complicated – we work closely with Disabled people to feel supported with what matters to them, and do our best to find practical and realistic solutions.
Our services are developed and tested by users with a range of different impairments, to help you make the best choices for you and the Disabled People in your life.
We offer a variety of services which include youth and play programmes, 1:1 Befriending services and sessions with our partner organisations which support Disabled children and young people with autism, sensory impairment and more complex needs as well as specialist support for BAME families.
We support Disabled children and young people from birth through to adulthood. All of our services are designed to ensure your child can build and develop the skills, relationships, friendships and confidence needed to live the life they chose. The benefits of our services often go well beyond the time spent in sessions, and our short breaks also give parents well deserved time away from caring responsibilities.
Volunteering at WECIL is a great opportunity to gain new skills, learn about what we do and contribute positively to the lives of Disabled people. We will pay for any out-of-pocket expenses for all our volunteers.
We offer a range of services tailored to your business to help your organisation, team and workplace be as accessible and inclusive as possible. Our training, access support and consultancy will help you become a diverse, inclusive and dynamic business.
WECIL is user led and the Social Model of Disability is at the heart of what we do. The Social Model of Disability states that people are disabled by societal, attitudinal and environmental barriers rather than their impairment. We help you understand this model and remove barriers to create a more inclusive society.
Get in touch
Call us on 0117 947 9911 or email the team at [email protected]
Contact the Disabled people’s helpline: 0117 947 9919