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WAVE wins Langton Award


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

We welcome our first patron

Commenting on her announcement as the first Patron of Wave for Change, the Bishop of London, the Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally DBE, said:


“Bernice came to see me when I first became Bishop of London and told me of her experience of the challenges of integrating a child with learning disabilities into her community. She spoke passionately of the need to encourage and enable people with and without learning disabilities to mix socially and have fun together in the heart of our communities. That’s why I’m excited to become the first Patron of Wave for Change and become a champion for inclusion and helping people with and without learning disabilities to feel more valued in their community.”

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.


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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WAVE on BBC Songs of Praise

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

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

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