Our Peer Support Project brings disabled people together to share experiences, support each other and try new things. Sessions are run by disabled people, and the content is shaped by you!
- Do you live in Bristol or the surrounding area, identify as a disabled person and are over 18 years old?
- Would you like to share your experiences with others and learn from theirs?
- Would you like to learn new skills and try out activities that you and your peers have organised?
- Would you like to visit interesting local attractions that might otherwise be difficult to reach on your own?
Then WECIL’s Peer Support project is for you!
- Regular drop-in sessions
- Day trips
WECIL runs monthly drop-in sessions in North, East and South Bristol, organised by specially trained volunteers who are disabled people themselves. The group decides what they would like the session to include and then goes about making it happen! Previous activities have included: drumming workshops, ‘researching your family tree’, accessible sports and creative writing.
North Bristol drop-in
12pm – 2pm
Last Tuesday of the month
UHCT Community Centre, Eden Grove Methodist Church, Eden Grove, Bristol, BS7 0PQ
East Bristol Drop in
12pm – 2pm
First Tuesday of the month
Farmhouse Pub, Wellington Road, Bristol, BS37 5UY
South Bristol drop-in
12pm – 2pm
Last Monday of the month
Withywood Centre, Bristol, BS13 8QA
North Somerset drop-in
Starting soon – see our calendar for details of launch and consultation sessions
12.30 – 2.30pm
Last Thursday of the month
The Trinity Centre, Bristol, BS2 0NE
Pub social evening
6pm – 7.30pm
Second Tuesday of the month
The Old Post Office, Bristol, BS16 3TT
For exact dates, and details of other activities we run – please see our calendar
The project has been funded by the Big Lottery – all sessions are free to attend and transport costs are usually also covered. If you’d like to find out more, come along to one of the sessions, and / or train as a volunteer, please contact the team on 0117 947 9942 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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