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 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.
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.
Visit one of the pages below to start making a difference.
Become a Wavemaker
We’re creating a network of people who are running mixed-ability social and worship events in their communities. Here are some of their stories.
Want to set up a group in your area? Get in touch!
“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. Seeing the stress in a Mum coming to the group for the first time - closely watching her child who struggles in group settings, scared of how it will go - then seeing her face relax because her child is welcomed. 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