Wales Council for Voluntary Action
WCVA is the voice of the voluntary sector in Wales. It represents and campaigns for voluntary organisations, volunteers and communities.
Walsall Domestic Violence Forum
The Walsall Domestic Violence Forum strives to put domestic abuse on the public agenda, co-ordinate the work of those agencies providing information and support for sufferers of domestic abuse, and look at positive alternatives for both sufferers and perpatrators.
Welsh Local Government Association
The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) represents the interests of local government and promotes local democracy in Wales. It represents the 22 local authorities in Wales and the 4 police authorities, 3 fire and rescue authorities and 3 national park authorities are associate members.
The WLGA’s primary purposes are to promote better local government and its reputation and to support authorities in the development of policies and priorities which will improve public services and democracy.
West of England Centre for Inclusive Living
WECIL (The West of England Centre for Inclusive Living) is a charity run by and for disabled people, which supports over 4,000 people in Bristol & the surrounding areas every year. WECIL provides a wide range of services which support disabled people in different areas of their lives.
Subjects: Age – young people, Disability, Employment, Equality general, Health, Housing, Social care
Wise Owls, which has been operating in the field of equality employment for over nine years, is a not-for-profit organisation and was the first organisation to really champion the needs of the over 45’s in relation to online employment and job searching. Initially Wise Owls received funding to assist older people from the borough of Hackney and Haggerston in East London back into meaningful employment. This service was so successful that it was expanded across the whole of London and now includes a variety of programmes aimed at preparing people for both finding and attaining work.
Counselling services for women who are experiencing domestic violence, helping women to overcome the debilitating mental health affects of their experiences.
Subjects: Gender, Health
WOMANKIND is a women’s rights and development organisation working with partner organisations to achieve lasting improvement in women’s economic, social and political position. We work to strengthen grassroots and intermediary women’s organisations, promote changes in attitude through public debate, and ensure that women’s voices are heard.
Women in Banking and Finance
WIBF is a non-profit making professional group sponsored by a number of banks and city organisations, whose role is to develop and encourage women in the financial services sector to reach their full potential.
Women in Prison
Women in Prison supports and campaigns for women offenders and ex-offenders. We assist women with advice on housing, education, mental health, legal rights, work, benefits, debt, domestic violence, and more.
Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (WiSET)
The Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (WiSET) team, based within the Centre for Science Education, aims to address the under-representation of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
Subjects: Gender, Other
Women's Budget Group
The Women's Budget Group promotes gender equality through economic policy.
Women's Design Service
WDS works to ensure that the design and use of the built environment reflects the needs and aspirations of women. We work with women at grassroots level and turn their experiences and recommendations into publications and conferences. We offer training in gender equality and consultancy on all aspects of the built environment and equalities.
Women's Resource Centre
WRC is an umbrella organisation and support body for the women’s voluntary and community sector in London. It provides training, organisational development, information, lobbying and campaigning to women’s organisations
Worcestershire Coalition for Independent Living
The Worcestershire Coalition for Independent Living, a User Led Organisation, aims to enable all people with support needs to contribute to shaping and directing the services that they need to live the life they choose.
Workers' Educational Association
Founded in 1903, the Workers' Educational Association (WEA) is a charity and the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education, delivering 9,500 part-time courses for over 74,000 people each year in England and Scotland. With the active support of over 400 local branches, 3,000 volunteers, 2,000 part-time tutors and 60,000 members the WEA provides high quality, student-centred and tutor-led education for adults from all walks of life. WEA's special mission is to provide educational opportunities to adults facing social and economic disadvantage. Through curriculum themes of employability, health & wellbeing, community engagement and culture, the WEA gives students the confidence to learn new skills, live healthier lives, engage in society and broaden their horizons.
Subjects: Equality general
Working Families is a campaigning charity providing help and advice to employees about their rights at work and benefit entitlements. We also support a network of parents of disabled children who work or wish to work.
Subjects: Age, Disability, Gender