35 Windermere Road
Muswell Hill
N10 2RD

Wave for Change

Service Organisation | UNITED KINGDOM

Wave is known for providing places of genuine inclusion in the heart of our community, where people with and without learning disabilities can comfortably mix, socialise and have fun together, growing in mutual confidence, understanding, acceptance and friendship.  Wave was started by parents who were struggling with the challenge of actively including our children and young adults with learning disabilities in local church and community life.  We wanted to see Jesus love and acceptance shared with others who may have limited opportunities to join in and contribute to church and social activities.

Our work has expanded from humble beginnings as a small group in a Muswell Hill church hall eleven years ago.  Wave registered as a CIO in 2020 – a tough year for all but one which served to reinforce the fundamental need we all have for supportive community connections.


What makes our work different is the way in which our ethos of doing things with and not for each other has affected our wider community – arguably flipping the traditional model where people with learning disabilities are often portrayed as clients or service users and the sole beneficiaries of social inclusion projects. 

We have seen real change in attitudes and behaviour around disability as a result. Individuals with learning disabilities and their families feel less stigmatised, more confident and appreciated in our community, while individuals with minimal experience of learning disability start to feel less anxious and uncertain around people who are intellectually different to them.


This potential for wider social change has motivated us to take our work beyond North London to share our learning, resources and experience with community organisations, churches and individuals that are keen to establish new inclusive initiatives.

Latest Opportunities:

Job Details

Location: London
Work from Home
Finance: Salary/Allowance
Duration: Over 12 months
Activity: Church Related, Leadership & Management, Marketing, Social Action
Posted: 3 Apr 2021
Closes: 30 Apr 2021


Shaping and organising the development of Wave's inclusion work - enabling more communities where people with and without learning disabilities can enjoyably mix TOGETHER

Opportunity Details

Location: London
Work from Home
Finance: Voluntary
Duration: Over 12 months
Activity: Administration, Church Related, Member Care, Social Action
Posted: 25 Mar 2021
Closes: 30 Jun 2021

Volunteer Team Coordinator

Supporting the planning and delivery of monthly inclusive worship meetings in North London