Our formal inquiry findings reveal that harassment is a common experience for disabled people living in Wales. Last year around 100,000 disabled adults in Wales were victims of crime but we know these incidents are just the tip of the iceberg.

Hidden in plain sight -
Working together to tackle disability harassment

Thursday 6 October 2011 - Swansea
Thursday 13 October 2011 - Wrexham

We discussed the findings of the Wales summary report and how to take this them forward at our recent conferences.

'A living hell': evidence shows harassment is a common experience for many disabled people
12 September 2011

The findings from our formal inquiry reveal that disability harassment is a common experience for many disabled people living in Wales. It is widespread and a culture of disbelief has prevented public authorities from dealing with it effectively.

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Simon's story

Simon Green is the Chair of the Bridgend Coalition of Disabled People. In this short film Simon talks candidly about his life, his love of rugby and the abuse and harassment he’s received because he uses a wheelchair.

Inquiry report

Wales summary

Our inquiry, which was GB-wide, shows that disability harassment is a daily experience for many disabled people. This summary of the main report draws out points particularly relevant to Wales.

There are findings and recommendations specific to Wales and these are outlined here:

Full Inquiry report

The full report, executive summary and Scotland summary can be found on the Commission's Disability-related harassment Inquiry pages. Here you can also find GB-wide recommendations and a range of materials in accessible formats.

Further reading

Background to the Inquiry

You can read all about how and why the Commission undertook the inquiry.

Rights of Way

Conference Report from Commission in Wales around the changing society in the age of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.

Support organisations

The experience of being bulled or harassed can be very difficult to deal with alone. There are a number of organisations at national, regional and local level who can offer support. Below are listed some key points of contact at national level. In turn, they may be able to put people onto local sources of support if preferred.

Hate Crime Awareness case studies

The Welsh Government has Hate Crime Awareness case studies available to view on its YouTube channel. You can also watch Equality Minister Jeff Cuthbert's speech at the launch of Hate Crime Awareness Week 2013.