We're all valued 
equally

Wave for Change is about encouraging and enabling mixed-ability friendships.

 

We want to see more people with and without learning disabilities mixing and having fun together in the heart of our communities.

 

Our focus is on enabling places across the UK where this can happen. We connect, encourage and support those who want to see vibrant mixed-ability social and worship groups in their communities.

Why Mix?

The benefits for everyone

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With Not For

The WAVE ethos is that everyone should have the chance to join in with community life and be valued equally. We avoid terms like ‘service users’ or ‘volunteers’. For us it’s all about doing things with and not for each other.

 

When we do this, everyone benefits

  • Understanding and acceptance of people’s ‘differences’ improves

  • Confidence grows

  • Anxiety reduces

  • Friendships are built

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Here are some stories of the difference WAVE has made in people's lives

 
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Jess and Abe

Performing with Abe gives me confidence. Sometimes I get a bit nervous but when I have Abe beside me, I know everything’s going to be OK

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Ben and Michael

I'm really grateful to have met Michael through WAVE Cafe. His infectious smile and enthusiasm really rubs off on everyone at WAVE and always helps put us all in a good mood

Hannah and Krystyna

WAVE is an incredible opportunity for people with and without learning disabilities to mix. It is amazing to learn from each other and to encourage one another

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