Cardiff & Vale Coalition of Disabled People (CVCDP) was created in 1991. It was established from the outset as an organisation of disabled people who could challenge barriers, bring disabled people together to campaign on relevant issues such as education, employment, housing and transport as well as strengthen the voices of disabled people in the community and in decision-making.
For over 20 years CVCDP continued to campaign for the rights of disabled people in Wales and developed in other areas including service delivery, consultancy services, training and lobbying. In the last five of those years CVCDP began to use its knowledge and expertise to expand its activities into other equality areas.
When CVCDP officially began the process of becoming Diverse Cymru in 2010 it had 500 members, 3000 supporters and answered over 4000 information enquiries a year.