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WECIL Celebrates Success at the Bristol Social Impact Awards!

We’re thrilled to announce that WECIL was honoured with the Equity and Diversity Award at last night’s Bristol Social Impact Awards!  This prestigious recognition acknowledges our unwavering commitment to fostering equity and inclusivity in all aspects of our work, with the award panel selecting for an organisation that has embedded equitable approaches throughout its strategy…

Access All Areas is back!

WECIL’s annual celebration event, Access All Areas, is back on Thursday 19th October from 2-5pm at the Trinity Centre, Bristol! (map) Access All areas is our biggest event each year. Previous highlights have included talks ranging from disability rights campaigners such as Ellen Clifford, Samantha Renke and Jane Campbell, Baroness Campbell of Surbiton, to Disabled athletes such as boxer Shiren Goush…

The Disabled People’s Manifesto Launched

WECIL is a member of DPO Forum England, a national collective of Deaf and Disabled people’s organisations, and Deaf and Disabled people-led groups across the UK which aims to raise our voices and share our priorities for a more inclusive and accessible society.  Working together, DPO Forum England have created The Disabled People’s Manifesto, calling on the…

Voter ID requirement

Did you know that from 4 May 2023, voters in England will need to show photo ID to vote at polling stations in some elections? If not please read on for more information. Photo ID will apply to: From October 2023 it will also apply to UK General elections. Accepted forms of photo ID You…

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…

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