Why is digital inclusion so important?

Nowadays, it feels like more and more things are done online. From shopping and banking to working and studying, and even connecting with friends. In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, people are continuing to turn to the digital realm in order to reach out to the wider world. Here, we take a look at […]

Have your say on Adult Social Care

WECIL are collecting views from the Disabled community we serve on Adult Social Care. We would really like to know what you think especially if you use Direct Payments, have been through a care assessment or receive commissioned care from the local council. This feedback will be anonymous and we will put together all the […]

Free Covid Test Kits for Personal Assistants

If you are a Disabled person that employs Personal Assistants then your PAs can request free Covid testing kits here to keep you and your staff safe: Order coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow tests – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

International Day of Disabled People

International Day of Disabled People is an annual celebration that happens on 3rd December and in 2021 it is “Fighting for rights in the post-COVID era”. In the face of the COVID pandemic, today should be used to recognise that disabled people are among the most affected populations. In instances where marginalisation, discrimination, vulnerability and exploitation are […]

Know Your Rights Peer Advocate Open Meeting at We The Curious

The Know Your Rights group trains people with Learning Disabilities or Autism to be Peer Advocate Volunteers, helping people with similar experiences to have a voice on the things that matter to them. We are a peer advocacy volunteer group with a vision for every person with Learning Disabilities or Autism to fulfil their full […]

Bristol Disability Equality Commission – Commissioner Recruitment

Bristol Disability Equality CommissionSalary: VoluntaryContract Type: VolunteerLocation: Bristol Details of Role: BSL Video Translation and audio can be found at the YouTube link here: https://bit.ly/3BeKSVN  Please note the deadline has now been extended to midnight on Tuesday 30th November 2021. This is an exciting opportunity for a Disabled person, with a strong personal interest in […]

WECIL are delighted to be working with UWE to deliver a UX (User Experience) Design Course which is funded by West of England Combined Authority

You will; Learn advanced aspects of UX Design for digital platforms Responsive design for smart phones and robots Understand UX Design trends for a range of platforms Receive specialist Disability employment advice The course will be 16-weeks part-time (8-hours face-to-face or online learning per-week plus 12-hours self-study (reading) at UWE, Frenchay Campus, BS16 1QY starting […]

Disability Politics After Covid: ‘Back to Normal’ or Forward to Liberation?

Online Workshop Friday July 16th, 13:00-17:00 (UK time) register here Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics, and Ethics, School of Humanities and Social Science, University of Brighton This exciting discussion featuring leading speakers in the Disabled People’s Movement is being coordinated by Luke Beesley, an independent researcher who over the past year was commissioned by WECIL […]