Disability Equality Awareness Training

Disability Equality Awareness Training

Training provided by Helen Smith - please email helen.smith@livingoptions.org to book!

About Our Trainer
Our accredited trainer has over 15 years’ experience of designing and delivering bespoke training courses covering all aspects of disability related topics. Having an acquired disability herself, she can empathise with both disabled and non-disabled views. She will discuss your training needs with you and design a course which includes content relevant to your learners and linked to your service provision.  To aid the learning, her training style is fun practical based exercises together with ample opportunity for delegates to ask questions, share experiences and solve issues together.  No cost / low cost tips and solutions offered throughout the session meet legislative reasonable adjustment recommendations.
“The trainer put together a brilliant training session that made the whole day useful and informative and I came away feeling armed with knowledge and confidence.”

Half day (3 hours) or Full day (5 hours).
This course is designed to increase awareness and understanding of disability-related issues and the challenges people with disabilities face in the built environment and when accessing services and information. Working in small groups and pairs, delegates use practical fun-based exercises to experience and discuss disability access issues. The course includes a comprehensive take away reference pack and attendance certificate for each delegate.

Individuals - £75 half day and £93 for a full day.
•    Group bookings - for maximum of 16 in our Exeter premises
Voluntary sector £370 (plus trainer travel expenses at 45p per mile)
•    Public sector £625 (plus trainer travel expenses at 45p per mile)
•    Private sector £900 (plus trainer travel expenses at 45p per mile)
Full-day group bookings are £820.

We can provide in-house training to any organisations (maximum 20 delegates).

We offer 10% discount for block bookings of 3 or more sessions as part of Annual Service Level Agreements.

Examples of course content:
•    Effective communication
•    Accessible information
•    Accessible environments
•    Problem solving
•    Reasonable adjustment
•    How disability is defined and assessed in law

We also offer training focussed on designing and creating best practise accessible information.

About Us

Living Options Devon is a well respected user-led organisation which works to ensure that people with disabilities and Deaf people can live the life they choose. Set up in 1990 LOD is a registered charity (Charity N0. 1102489) and a company limited by guarantee (No. 4925281). Based in Exeter and Barnstaple, our charitable aims mean we we can offer services across the South West and share good practice throughout the UK. Being led and run by people with disabilities and Deaf people ensures LOD has first hand knowledge and understanding of the issues facing service users and so is very well placed to increase the influence and voice of Deaf and disabled people. We do this by providing education, training and services which enable people to live the lives they choose.

We are happy to provide all information about Living Options Devon and its projects in alternative formats by request. Please contact us using the details above.

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Contact us

There are a number of ways you can contact us:

By telephone: 01392 459222

By email: info@livingoptions.org

By SMS: 07958 517919

By post: Living Options Devon, Ground Floor Units 3-4, Cranmere Court, Lustleigh Close, Matford Business Park, Exeter EX2 8PW