Contact the team: 0117 947 9911

Do you want to email us for assistance? Contact: [email protected]

Our Community

Every single person who uses our services, volunteers their time or supports any of WECIL’s work is a member of the WECIL Community. At WECIL we believe that communities are stronger when everyone is involved, which is why The Social Model of Disability is at the core of everything we do.


We are listeners, here to help you live the life you choose. Our team of Navigators can guide you to the right services, providing support and signposting for your enquiries. We understand that accessing support can be confusing, so we work closely with Disabled people to find practical solutions. If you’re unsure about your financial support entitlements, we offer specialist Disability-related benefits advice for Bristol and surrounding areas, assisting with applications for benefits like ESA, PIP, DLA for Children, and AA. We also partner with agencies across Bristol to direct you to additional advice where needed.

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WECIL is an award winning, user led organisation supporting Disabled people to live the life they choose.

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Befriending (Service Paused)

Our Befriending service links Disabled people or those with long term health conditions with a volunteer ‘buddy’ with shared interests, giving users the opportunity to speak about things that matter to them, helping with feelings of isolation and low mood.
Find out more here about accessing this service or volunteering as a Befriender.

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.

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Voice and Activism

Have a say, meet new people and feel part of a community. Discover our range of opportunities for Disabled people to voice their opinions and have a say in decisions that affect their lives.

Join Know Your Rights to work together as a community to break down structural and social barriers faced by people with Learning disabilities and Autism. This group is made up of peer advocate volunteers who meet monthly.

Have something to share with the community?

If you have a campaign, question or opinion that you would like to share or discuss with the WECIL community, then please post it on our discussion board. Connect and engage with others to make change.

Our Direct Payments and Payroll department helps you make the most out of your payment and get the support you really want and need.

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Volunteering is a fun and rewarding way to get involved in the WECIL community.

To volunteer as a peer advocate for Know Your Rights or as Befriender then please visit our volunteering page to find out more and for other current opportunities with WECIL. You will receive all necessary training so don’t need to have experience in this area before.

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