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Listening Partnerships: Our Past, Present and Future

We are the Listening Partnership (LP), WECIL’s participation group that gives  Disabled young people a voice on important topics that matter to us. Led by young people, for young people, we challenge the barriers that we as Disabled young people face in daily life. By running a series of campaigns throughout the year and consulting…

Celebrating the life of Jayne Carr

We are very sad to announce the passing of our Honorary President Jayne Carr. Jayne was at the very heart of WECIL since the beginning, involved in the Disabled People’s Rights Movement and she will be greatly missed by the community she so loyally served and loved. Jayne was a nurturing, caring and influential member…

Come to Know Your Right’s Open Meeting – 13.1.23

We are Know Your Rights, a voice and speak up group within WECIL. We are a welcoming community of adults with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism working together to break down barriers and support independent living. Discover more about who we are, how we started, what we do and come along to our open meeting on…

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A Platform for Change: By Dominic Ellison

There is currently a massive reorganisation in England of health and social care delivery. It is now more important than ever that Disabled people and their organisations have an influential voice at the important tables and in big decisions. Organisations like WECIL have a key role to play, both as an activist group campaigning for…

Celebrating 50 Years of Befriending

This year we are celebrating 50 years of our Children and Young People’s Befriending service and the incredible impact it has on the lives of Disabled people and volunteers. From its beginnings the service has only grown stronger through the challenges of COVID and continues to be one of the most valued services WECIL offers….

Warning that “Austerity Kills” ahead of financial statement

What: A coalition has warned that further austerity will cause further avoidable deaths. The Disabled People’s Organisations Forum, a group of 40 Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations (DDPOs), claims that this will disproportionately affect disabled people, millions of whom are already living in poverty in the UK. They state that there is “nothing left to…

No to austerity campaign plan

Financial statement: protect Disabled people’s rights and lives This briefing is from Disabled People’s Organisations Forum –  a coalition of 40 Deaf and Disabled people’s led organisations working in different regions of England.  We are horrified at a prospect of any future cuts to public services and the impact those will have on Disabled people[1]. …

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