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.
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.
Advice & Support
Are you unsure what financial support you’re entitled to as Disabled person and how to access it?
We provide specialist Disability related benefits advice for Bristol and surrounding areas, and support users to apply for these welfare benefits which include Employment Support Allowance (ESA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Disability Living Allowance for Children (DLA), and Attendance Allowance (AA). We offer telephone advice and help with filling out forms and completing applications.
We can also partner with agencies across Bristol, and can signpost you towards these for advice in areas WECIL are unable to help you with.
WECIL is an award winning, user led organisation supporting Disabled people to live the life they choose.
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.
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.
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.
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.