1st Feb 2015

Get Writing in 2015

The new year is here, so why not get writing? We still have a few FREE places for anyone who is disabled and living in Leicester or Leicestershire who would like to develop and learn creative writing skills through this website. Please contact us at justandwhitehill@yahoo.com

Fire your creativity

Whatever fires your creativity, whether it be the seasons, politics, emotions, use creative writing to express yourself.

Were you angered by the recent comments from Lord Freud about disabled people and work? Use that anger to fuel your writing skills.

Speaking up about bullying

Self Advocacy in Action is a 'user led' group of people with learning difficulties/ disabilities. They run self advocacy groups in Leicester, Leicestershire and South Derbyshire. This year, one of the groups decided to raise awareness of bullying by writing poems on the subject. more...

My New Year

Writers get their inspiration from many sources and the world is full of possible creative writing ideas. What does the New Year mean for you? Try to describe it in less than 50 words.

Did you know?

Disability Writes set up in 2004 with the aim of supporting disabled writers to learn and develop creative writing skills?

We were originally funded by Arts Council England.

Disabled people, including people with physical and sensory impairments, learning difficulties/disabilities, experience of mental ill health and long term ill health, are now able to use Personal Budgets (through their Local Authority) to access the site and use the services.

It costs less than 10 a week to subscribe. For this you receive feedback on your creative writing, have your own private writing area, have the chance for information and tips and to be published on the site.

Disability Writes is run by Just Services Limited, a small cooperative based in Leicester.

We have supported disabled writers both in the UK and across the world! Some have now gone on to be published writers, set up their own business and gain confidence in their creative writing skills.

Be Inspired

What inspires you? Is it watching para athletes in the Commonwealth Games, the 100 year anniversary of the First World War, or something close to home? Whatever your inspiration, use it to develop your writing. Sometimes, the best thing is to just get started; don't worry too much about the end result - get going and write. You may write a lot that you never use but you can get a lot of satisfaction in the process and begin to develop your skills as a writer.