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

17 Dec
18 Dec
  • Inclusion Group

    Youth group open to young disabled people in…

    , 7:00 pm

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3 days ago
Please be aware that the WECIL offices will be closed over Christmas from Friday 21st December, 5 pm - 2nd January 2019 10 am. If you have any inquiries please ensure you contact the team before the 21st. https://t.co/V9hYPFFr4A WECILBristol photo
4 days ago
Next week is your last chance to submit your response to Bristol City Council's consultation on its budget. The deadline for responses is midnight on Monday 17 of December. You can see Voscurs response here https://t.co/5wA5qJJAos
4 days ago
We are excited to have begun our consultation with @BristolAirport to support them to improve the journey for disabled passengers and passengers with learning difficulties. Good to see access and customer journey is high on the agenda! https://t.co/meNJUzjDHT WECILBristol photo