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.
WECIL is an award winning, user led organisation supporting Disabled people to live the life they choose.
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.
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
You could be a Disabled person, a parent or carer, local authority, another charity or a social worker - whoever you are, we are here to help you get the right advice.
Disabled Women Take Action
We are working in partnership with Bristol Women’s Voice (BWV) for Disabled Women Take Action, to build a community of Disabled women and women with long-term health conditions who are keen to speak up on the issues impacting them. The project provides a valuable opportunity for women to connect, gain new skills, share their experience and work with others to influence practical and policy changes across Bristol.
Want to make a difference? If you identify as a woman, are based in Bristol and are interested in getting involved with Disabled Women Take Action, then please contact Cora Fern- [email protected] or contact the team 0117 947 9911
To find out more about social activities for Disabled people, then please visit our Befriending and social inclusion page.
Want to volunteer as a Peer Advocate for Know Your Rights? You will receive all necessary training and don’t need to have experience in this area before. To find out more about volunteering at WECIL, please visit our volunteering page for all current opportunities.
WECIL is an award winning, user led organisation supporting disabled people to live the life they choose.
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.
Stay up to date with everything we are doing here within the WECIL 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 here. Connect and engage with others to make change.