Visit a group
We believe the best way to experience a With Not For activity is to come along and be a part of it.
You can visit an existing WAVE Parent & Baby, Cafe or Church group.
Join the Wave for Change movement
If you would like to join Wave for Change on our mission to enable more mixed-ability places, here's how you can follow our work:
Run a small activity
We always found that starting small is the best way to try out ideas and find people who are also passionate about inclusion.
Here are some suggestions of things you can do together:
Pizza and movie evening at home
Going out to an activity everyone can take part in - we found activities like bowling were a firm favourite!
If you are a church group, we also have ideas for inclusive worship that you may find helpful. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Sometimes, people are waiting for someone to step up, speak out, shape change.
You are someone.
Join in with WAVE
We need someone like you to help WAVE's ethos ripple out into more communities.
WAVE started in Muswell Hill with a couple of parents who knew the challenges of integrating a child with a learning disability into their community, and a passion to ‘do something’ to make things better. We’re still on that journey and we want to take others with us.
There are many ways to get involved in mixed-ability activities. Whether you want to go along to a group, hold a small mixed-ability activity with friends or establish a new group, we want to help.
Set up a new group
We’re creating a network of people across the UK who are running mixed-ability social and worship events in their communities. Although we're a London-based charity, we are looking to hear from people anywhere in the country.
Want to set up a group? Start a group in your area
Here’s what some of the people who have been inspired to run inclusive activities in their community say:
“My younger child gets play dates every week, my daughter with autism has had just one or two throughout her entire time at school - you always feel the odd one out in the playground. I always wanted to have a place where it would be easy to go, get support on the motherhood journey. It just went from there. It’s such a blessing to me to make those connections happen.”
Andriana, The Haven, Crouch End
“We saw Songs of Praise on TV and made contact with Bernice. We had a shared passion and vision for people with learning disabilities to live their lives to the fullest and to be able to grow in their faith in God. It was helpful attending WAVE Church Muswell Hill to see how their services are run and to receive materials to get us started”.
Alice, WAVE Little Ilford
“I had experienced WAVE Café in Muswell Hill and was always struck by how 'normal' and welcoming it was. If the church wants to grow we need to be reaching out to people who are currently on the margins - we will benefit from what they bring just as much as they will benefit from being brought into the church community. My advice to others - Just 'jump in and have a go'! Once you get involved it changes you.”
Sue, St Neots