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 Duncan, our volunteer team leader.

E: Duncan.Stokes@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 Duncan. 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

23 Apr
24 Apr
  • Peer Support lunch meet up

    Disabled people together to share experiences, support each…

    Greenway Centre & Cafe, Doncaster Rd, Bristol BS10 5PY, UK, 12:00 pm

  • singing & music group - peer support

    Informal and fun group singalong session run by…

    The Greenway Centre, Doncaster Road, Bristol, BS10 5PY., 2:00 pm

Twitter
2 days ago
Great good news story from @WestOfEngWorks WECIL are also part of the project. If you are a disabled person and would like advice or support finding employment then contact us today! 0117 961 7909 https://t.co/MsqlERYZtU
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3 days ago
Are you a young disabled person living in Bristol? Do you want to meet new people, have fun and learn new skills? See what Youth Projects we run near you https://t.co/D64nGHRX5D