Steve Ledbrook,


Steve has a progressive long term disability called Becker Muscular Dystrophy.

He was diagnosed at 5 years old and uses a powered wheelchair full time. Despite being in a wheelchair he continues to remain very independent. 

Steve recently joined our board of Trustees after being ...

Kelvin Blake,

Chair of Trustees

Kelvin lives in Fishponds with his partner Anna and two children aged 11 and 9. Until June 2018 Kelvin worked for BT in senior board level roles where he was responsible for the delivery of large and complex customer and internal projects and programmes. Kelvin is passi...

Ruth Pickersgill,

Ruth Pickersgill brings a wealth of experience with her from her professional career and other voluntary roles. Ruth has been disabled since her early twenties and is currently retired, but was elected as a local councillor for Easton ward in 2016, and this role now takes up most of her time. Rut...

Vicki Kay,


Vicki Kaye became disabled at age 12 after catching measles. As a result, she developed encephalitis and became paralysed from the neck down but gradually regained the use of her arms and upper body and slowly, she learned to walk again but not very well so she often tripped up a lot and got very...

Collette Fox,

Chair of the Board

Collette has been a disabled person since the age of 6; and a wheelchair user for the past 22 years.  Initially drawn to WECIL's Peer Support project, she became a Trustee after volunteering her skills across a number of different services. 

 As a passionate member of the Disability Righ...

Jayne Carr,

Vice Chair

Jayne was one of the early steering group members of WECIL. She is also a Trustee for charity organisation Social Access, and a founder member of BPAC (Bristol Physical Access Chain), a group committed to improving Bristol buildings and en...

Michelle Parfitt,

Vice Chair

Michelle has been a WECIL Trustee since 2011, after becoming involved with WECIL as a user of services. She serves on three sub-groups and has a special interest in HR and Finance.  

Michelle's professional experience has been predominately within ‘for profit’ organisations, and sh...



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Next week @WECILBristol are collaborating with @CfDHoH to host an event to get your views on the support provided by @BristolCouncil's SEND Sensory Support Service as part of our work for the @VoiceInfluenceP
details here #haveyoursay #voice

This is such a valuable learning experience for WECIL, what a fantastic project to be a part of. #employment #learn #shareideas
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Listening to disabled people at CRPG who are on an employability project reminds me of the similar work we do at @WECILBristol - They’re on a professional & educational certified course that will lead to them having an internship with a company in #porto

What do you think of the clean air proposal? Will you be affected? There will be a live Q & A session next week with @MarvinJRees so if you have any questions or worries then you can feedback. We want to make sure that the disabled community are able to travel easily in Bristol.
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My next Facebook Live Q&A on Tues 19 November 18:30-19:30 will be a #CleanAirZone special

Ask me any questions you have about our proposals at

If you’re not on FB, you can submit questions in advance by commenting on this tweet or using #AskBristolMayor

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