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Striving for the rights, equality and independence of disabled people in Wales. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr and JustGiving.
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A man's GP was told by the DWP to stop issuing sick notes after he had been found 'fit for work'. He died 10 months later. Absolutely appalling to leave someone without support and in an impossible situation.
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Andrew Gurza #DisabledPeopleAreHot Creator Feb 18
To all the people questioning why I chose rather than something else, like "Nice" or "Good"? Because disabled people are so often desexualized and removed from the "hot" category automatically. I refuse to be.
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Spotted at the Glasgow Science Centre. Wheelchair-user rubber ducks!
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Directors & Staff thinking big thoughts at our Strategic Planning Day in Merthyr. Lots of energy & ideas in the room! Many thanks to our facilitator Alun Hughes
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A teenager with inherited pancreatitis had her childhood and education disrupted by constant illness. Campaigners argue for more funding to go into understanding genetic conditions.
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Great to see fine art and fashion challenging concepts of beauty with these stunning portraits of models with Down's syndrome.
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Kirsty James 23h
Join RNIB Cymru Transport Group! Not a face to face group meeting! We will contact however is best for you. Do you want to be part of the change? Share your experience and ideas. If your blind or Partially Sighted and want to get involved DM me.
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Stumps Cranks 23h
please let everyone know about these two books for disabled people to enjoy reading? Thanks! and Into the Frame Jonathan David Collins. (available via Amazon)
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Congratulations to Caswell Bay in Swansea who will soon be the first beach in the Gower to have a . It is also the home of UK CIC, the UK’s first fully inclusive and adaptive surf school.
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Disability Wales Feb 19
A 'comfy casual catwalk' at a fashion show that aimed to raise awareness of mental health took place in Rhyl Town Hall on Sunday. The organisers wanted to encourage people to have more conversations about mental health.
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Carers Wales Feb 18
Jointly is an app that makes caring for someone a little easier, less stressful and a lot more organised by making communication and coordination between those who share the care as easy as a text message.
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Jane Hutt Feb 18
Thanks for meeting today - I appreciate all the work you do & support you've provided over the years. Discussed many issues affecting disabled people in Wales, & we're working to develop & improve access to help, advice & services.
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Disability Wales Feb 18
The project is researching the experience of disabled people in the legal profession. The research notes issues such as stigma, especially around mental health - it is interesting to read this lawyer's account of dealing with depression.
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Disability Wales Feb 18
Positive & constructive meeting today with discussing proposals & initiatives to progress disabled people's rights & equality in Wales
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Disability Wales Feb 18
This is a great story about how the right attitudes and support enables disabled people to fulfil one of their human rights - the right to family life. This couple with Down's Syndrome share their relationship story.
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Siân Eleri Roberts Feb 18
Oes gennych chi farn am y cynllun Bathodyn Glas? Holiadur yma. Ddim ar gael yn Gymraeg yn anffodus.
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Disability Wales Feb 18
One ongoing concern around has been the potential impact on our . The UK's International Trade Secretary states that they do not want to lower the standards on human rights but the UK is under pressure to do so.
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Disability Wales Feb 18
A grandmother who stopped cycling after she lost her sight has been able to start cycling again on a tandem bike through a local charity. She said, "It felt like I had my freedom back."
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Disability Wales Feb 18
This is a super campaign to raise awareness of feeding tubes for children. The nurse from Swansea who created the campaign wants to prevent negative comments and isolation by improving knowledge and normalising feeding tubes.
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Disability Wales Feb 18
The in Newport and Monmouthshire is looking for disabled adults with ageing carers (family members) who'd like to create improvements in the person's life, through person-centred planning and conversations focused on dreams/goals. Contact Viv on 07876478088
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