Accessible Wellbeing Activities

WECIL are pleased to introduce the first in a series of accessible wellbeing and fitness activities funded by the Tackling Inequalities Fund and Sport England.  Our wellbeing webinar will offer a friendly and relaxed introduction to techniques to help manage physical and emotional wellbeing.  Book your tickets here… https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wellbeing-webinar-tickets-150168749773?aff=ebdsoporgprofile  We also have a 6 week […]

A New Deal For Disabled People: A Labour Party Regional Roadshow

The Shadow Minister for Disabled People, Vicky Foxcroft MP, is chairing a South West Regional Roadshow on Thursday 13th May from 3pm – 4.30pm. This will be an online event using Zoom Conferences. This is one of ten regional roadshows that the Labour Party are hosting across the UK and is an opportunity for them to meet with […]

Bristol Mayoral Hustings for Disabled People

If you are a Disabled Person living in Bristol, or you are an organisation working with or representing Disabled People, this is your chance to come and ask the person who will be Mayor of Bristol your question.  We are working together with key Bristol Disabled People’s Organisations Bristol Sight Loss Council, Bristol Disability Equality Forum […]

The Next Leg of our Digital Journey

At the end of the Discovery programme we were given the opportunity to apply for further funding to continue our journey.   We were successful and in February we started the 10 Week Catalyst Definition Programme.  This time we are being supported by We Are Open https://weareopen.coop/   Who describe themselves as a cooperative of open and […]

Design a house Competition

We are working in partnership with Bristol Autism Project and FACE to give disabled children and young people the chance to design their own house. We will be randomly selecting 3 entries to win a £20 Amazon Voucher on Monday 19th April! See the photos below to see how you can get involved! Download the templates here: […]

Parent Carers Focus Group Booking

Families have been put under a lot of pressure during the Covid-19 pandemic – in part due to school closures and the loss of support from Health and Social Care services. In October 2020 we launched a survey asking parents of disabled children for their experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic. We wanted to learn about […]

Event to tackle uncertainty about vaccines

Healthcare professionals and experts will come together on Tuesday 26 January, 7.00pm to 8.30pm, to share information about COVID-19 vaccines, and dispel some common myths and misconceptions among residents. The online event, led by the council’s Race Equality COVID-19 Steering Group, will give residents in the city an opportunity to find out more about how […]

Blue Monday – Monday 18th January 2021

Got the blues after Christmas? Blue Monday is organised by Bristol City Council’s Employment Support Team (Ways2Work and Future Bright), Centre for Sustainable Energy, Department for Work and Pensions, and the National Careers Service. Contact WECIL for help and advice on disability related questions, especially Disability-related Benefits and Adult Social Care Advocacy. For Employment Support, […]

Christmas Closure

The WECIL office is closed from 2pm on Thursday 24th December 2020 and will reopen on Monday 4th January 2021. We wish you a peaceful Christmas break and hope, more than ever, that you will be able to enjoy the festive season. However, if you do require front line services during the break, details are […]

Karl’s Tips For Life In Lockdown

My Name is Karl Stephenson and I am part of the WECIL Volunteer Know Your Rights team. We are a Peer Advocacy group who have been set up to help people with Learning Disabilities to learn about their rights. I have volunteered for a number of charities over the past ten years and I am […]