We're all valued 

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

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

Doing things with and not for each other.

Wave is now an award-winning charity.


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Mixing with Wave makes a difference 

Wave believes everyone should have the chance to join in with community life.


When we do things with not for each other, everyone benefits.

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

  • Confidence grows.

  • Anxiety reduces.

  • Friendships are built.

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I was scared of not knowing how to act around people that were considered ‘different’. I needed something or someone to challenge me – and this has come through Wave

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


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


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

Wave in the news

Wave wins Langton Award

Wave’s founders Bernice and Celia are honoured recipients of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Langton Award for Community Service. 


Wave on BBC Songs of Praise

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Wave featured in a Faith in Action edition of this BBC programme.


Watch Wave co-founder Bernice discuss Wave and why she and others felt compelled to make a difference in their community on TBNUK.

Putting the “social” back into care.

Wave co-founder Bernice Hardie considers what the church can teach us about mixed–ability socialising


Wave on Woman's Hour!

Wave co-founder Bernice and her daughter Jess talk about the benefits of real inclusion on Radio 4's Woman's Hour.

The interview starts around 13 minutes in

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Listen to Wave co-founder Celia and her daughter Maia discuss the ethos behind WAVE, and how it aims to bring people together, and by doing that help change the way they think and their attitudes.

Wave on BBC Radio London news

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Church Times article on Wave Church

Wave co-founder Bernice suggests ways to include people with learning disabilities in churches

Image by Tim Mossholder

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