Building friendships

What we want

Wave for Change

We want to help break down the attitudinal and practical barriers that can result in individuals with and without learning disabilities being socially segregated. This, we believe, will happen through us mixing - doing things with and not for each other. 


We’re a movement for change and we’re already witnessing real change. The confidence and self-esteem of our members with learning disabilities is increasing as we plan and run activities together. We’re also seeing our members without learning disabilities grow in understanding, appreciation and acceptance of ‘difference’.

Visit the Wave for Change Day page for video highlights of the day and updates on our Wave research

What Wave is doing

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.

Click here to listen.

The interview starts about 13 minutes into the programme.

We are building supportive communities between individuals with and without learning disabilities.


Check out this video to find out more.

Wave provides places where individuals with and without learning disabilities can comfortably mix, learn together and encourage each other while growing in confidence and friendship. We have no clients or service users in our groups and activities – just mixed ability teams and friends.

Our Groups

The Challenge Group supports parents of babies and toddlers with additional needs.

Accessible worship meetings for adults with a learning disability

Wave Cafe

Our ethos in action

In 2016, Wave launched the cafe project. We wanted to establish a permanent venue where our inclusive ethos was visible in the heart of the local community. Wave Cafe is now an independently registered CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation).

Get involved

Here are some of the many ways to show your support for Wave. 

Contact us to get involved or to receive occasional event updates.

Come along to a

Wave Café event.

Share your skills

Social media, arts & crafts, PowerPoint, SEN support

and more

Wave receives no statutory funding so any donations, no matter how small, are greatly appreciated.

Pray for us if you’re

a person of faith

Spread the word

about our work

Start up an inclusive group or activity in your community!

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