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

News
Calendar

Calendar

25 Feb
  • Peer Support lunch meet up

    Disabled people together to share experiences, support each…

    The Park Centre, Daventry Rd, Knowle, Bristol BS4 1DQ, 12:00 pm

  • The Listening Partnership

    Agroup of young disabled people…

    The Station, Silver St, Bristol BS1 2AG, UK, 7:00 pm

26 Feb
  • 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

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We are so pleased that WECIL has been chosen as one of the good causes in March as part of The @waitrose Community Matters Campaign. If you visit the Chipping Sodbury Store, please vote for WECIL! 😀 #community #inclusion

We want to hear from our community! We are currently planning our summer event and we would your ideas, suggestions and input. To have your say or to find out how to be involved please follow the link https://t.co/csPBTufjAU #collaboration #community

https://t.co/3ESuVE7AXc A great opportunity to hear some poetry by Poet, Stephen Lightbrown. Also a good guide to some accessible laces in Bristol! #DisabilityRights #improveaccess #poetrycommunity