Creating a fairer Britain
Thursday 6 October 2011 - Swansea
Thursday 13 October 2011 - Wrexham
We discussed the findings of the Wales summary report and how to take this them forward at our recent conferences.
'A living hell': evidence shows harassment is a common experience for many disabled people
12 September 2011
The findings from our formal inquiry reveal that disability harassment is a common experience for many disabled people living in Wales. It is widespread and a culture of disbelief has prevented public authorities from dealing with it effectively.
Simon Green is the Chair of the Bridgend Coalition of Disabled People. In this short film Simon talks candidly about his life, his love of rugby and the abuse and harassment he’s received because he uses a wheelchair.
Our inquiry, which was GB-wide, shows that disability harassment is a daily experience for many disabled people. This summary of the main report draws out points particularly relevant to Wales.
There are findings and recommendations specific to Wales and these are outlined here:
The full report, executive summary and Scotland summary can be found on the Commission's Disability-related harassment Inquiry pages. Here you can also find GB-wide recommendations and a range of materials in accessible formats.
You can read all about how and why the Commission undertook the inquiry.
Conference Report from Commission in Wales around the changing society in the age of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.
The experience of being bulled or harassed can be very difficult to deal with alone. There are a number of organisations at national, regional and local level who can offer support. Below are listed some key points of contact at national level. In turn, they may be able to put people onto local sources of support if preferred.
The Welsh Government has Hate Crime Awareness case studies available to view on its YouTube channel. You can also watch Equality Minister Jeff Cuthbert's speech at the launch of Hate Crime Awareness Week 2013.