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Voice and Activism

 Making the voices of Disabled people heard

Voice your opinion

WECIL has a variety of different opportunities for Disabled people to get involved with to voice their opinions and views on certain issues. We help Disabled people participate in decisions that affect their lives and can help raise issues to decision makers and councils.

Have a say in important decisions, connect with new like minded people, learn about your rights and have the opportunity to make a difference locally and nationally by getting involved in the groups below.

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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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Know Your Rights

Know Your Rights hope for a future where every person with a learning disability and/or autism can fulfil their potential. We work together as a community to break down structural and social barriers faced by people with Learning disabilities and Autism.

Members

Membership to Know Your Rights is open across Bristol,Bath and North East Somerset,  South Gloucestershire, and North Somerset for anyone with a learning disability and/ or autism who want to have their voice heard. We are made up of peer advocate volunteers and people who engage with us as and when they can.

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.

What do Know Your Rights do?

Through monthly peer advocacy meetings for members, both face to face and online, we use our lived experience and knowledge to campaign for change. We help you learn more about your rights, and what is available to you, and feel part of a community.

We also help upskill wider society by offering group support to organisations wanting to be more accessible for those with learning difficulties and autism.

Want to get involved? Find out more here Know Your Rights Easy Read Volunteer Role Description or contact Cora Fern by email: [email protected] or by phone: 07973 686 389

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

Blog

Find out about recent news, projects and campaigns in our blog written by volunteers from our Know Your Rights and Bristol Women’s Voice groups.

Sir Stephen Timms Appointed Minister of State for Social Security and Disability

Sir Stephen Timms has been appointed as the new Minister of State for Social Security…

Disability Access Events Programme at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery is running a series of accessible events for Disabled people…

Celebrating a Decade of Inclusion: Bristol Down’s Syndrome Football Club Marks 10th Anniversary

In the heart of Bristol, a remarkable milestone is being celebrated. Bristol Down’s Syndrome Football…

Socials

Stay up to date with everything we are doing here within the WECIL community.

Discussion Board

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

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