Social activities

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
  • Workshops
  • Activities
  • Day trips
  • Training

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.

Regular sessions 

North Bristol drop-in 

12pm – 2pm

Last Tuesday of the month

Conniston Community Centre, Bristol, BS34 5LP

East Bristol Drop in

12pm – 2pm

First Tuesday of the month

Ridgewood Community Centre, Bristol, BS37 4AF

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 

Creative Challenge

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 peersupport@wecil.co.uk

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Disabled woman at Bristol Harbourside
Collette’s story

“As a Peer Support volunteer, I found disabled people supporting and advising each other, benefiting from sharing experiences.

“My experiences travelling abroad meant I could help someone else plan their first trip on a plane. This sort of project would have really helped me when I was younger.”

Calendar

Calendar

26 Apr
  • Work Club drop-in

    Free sessions open to disabled people and older…

    The Vassall Centre, Gill Ave, Bristol BS16 2QQ, UK, 10:00 am

  • Bowling session

    Come and join us for a game of…

    Tenpin Bristol, Marsh Ln, Bristol, City of Bristol BS2 0SP, UK, 5:30 pm

27 Apr
  • Work Club drop-in

    Free sessions open to disabled people and older…

    The Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Bristol, BS16 2QQ United Kingdom, 10:00 am