Experts by Experience

A voice for disabled people in the local area

Our Experts by Experience project, funded by the Department of Health, is dedicated to providing a voice for disabled people. WECIL’s experts have been involved in giving their voice in Bristol NHS wheelchair budgets group, worked with Healthwatch to feedback on disabled people’s experiences of GP provision in Bristol and inputted into the DWP’s Work, Health & Disability Green Paper. Our experts have also used their lived experience of disability to produce self-help videos which give advice about how to apply for disabled people’s benefits. You can view the videos on WECIL’s YouTube channel.

Additionally, our Experts are meeting as part of a regular panel to consult with local business and healthcare providers to give feedback about how they are doing on accessibility and disability equality. We are looking to increase the number of panel members to provide as strong a voice as possible for disabled people in Bristol and the surrounding areas. The panel meets once every 6 weeks from 1800-2000 in Fishponds. We can cover your travel expenses to get there and food is provided. If you are interested in joining our Experts, or want to know more then please contact Hannah, our volunteer team leader.

Email: hannah.nuttall@wecil.co.uk

T: 01179 479911

There are many consultations which affect our members across the region. This page is a place for you to easily see what the local authorities and NHS providers are consulting on in the region. Please click on the links of any that interest you to start filing them out. If you would like some support filling out any consultations then please contact Hannah. You can view the list below.

Consultations

Short Breaks

Who for: parents & carers of disabled people under 18 in Bristol

Closes: 18th February 2018

Get involved on Bristol’s consultation portal

Sport and Active Recreation Facility Strategy Consultation

Who for: Bristol residents who use or who wish to use sports facilities

Closes: 20th February 2018

Get involved on Bristol’s consultation portal

Calendar

Calendar

15 Aug
  • WECIL Citywide North (Southmead)

    Delivered in partnership with LPW. 

    Southmead Youth Centre, Greystoke Ave, Bristol BS10 6AS, UK, 6:00 pm

  • Action Speak

    A free theatre group for young disabled people…

    The Salvation Army, Hassell Dr, Bristol BS2 0AN, UK, 7:00 pm

17 Aug
  • MS Advice Clinic BrAMS

    The advice clinic runs every 2nd Tuesday and…

    Bristol and Avon Multiple Sclerosis Centre BrAMS Southmead Hospital Southmead Road Westbury-on-Trym BS10 5NB, Bristol, 11:00 am

Twitter
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https://t.co/6nIMUS04KQ Good to see that action is being taken against these issues in education. Everyone deserves a fair chance! #inclusive #educationforeveryone #SEND
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Did you know that Bristol Old Vic has a list of accessible performances, including signed performances, captioned, relaxed and audio described. Visit the website for listings! We look forward to the launch of the new accessible performance studio as well! https://t.co/boMdEaDOdN https://t.co/RavApoHzkU WECILBristol photo
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Great to see @MobilooUK are at this years balloon fiesta! #inclusive #access https://t.co/NLS1h9Uycw
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Hey @bristolballoon crew - this is where we are for the next 3 days!

Please tell anyone you know going who needs hoist assisted changing.

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