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Disability Awareness Training, induction and skills matrix

This course looks at how to be more inclusive when working with disabled people. The session also includes a Skills Matrix induction and introduction to PA peer support.

Disability Awareness Training

Please complete the registration form below, selecting your preferred date from the drop-down list. Upon registration, we will send you details on how to join the training, along with a skills matrix that will need to be completed before you attend the session.

Course Information:

Join us for a 2.5 hour session of Disability Awareness training. This course looks at how to be more inclusive when working with disabled people, by giving learners an understanding of the social barriers people with disabilities may face.
Delivered by our inhouse trainer Jenna Spiller who has previously worked in Health and Social Care as an Occupational Therapist, and has lived experience of disability.

This course will cover:

An introduction into our charity Living Options Devon

Models of disability

Overcoming social barriers

Inclusive language

Active learning evaluation of your own working environments

The Equality Act 2010

Introduction of peer support.

Dates are available in February and March 2022

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to complete your skills matrix (emailed to you upon registration) before you attend this course. courses. By registering you consent to us and / or organisation delivering the course to get in touch with you. We will only make contact with you about the training session or future courses.

Additional Free Training for PA’s – Book Now!

We are offering a range of free training for PA’s from January to March 2022. Book your place now by following the links below, or contact us tel: 01392 459 222 or email

Who are we?

You can find out more about Living Options Devon on ourAbout Us’ page.

Our Support Services

Living Options Devon Keep Active

Our team supports anybody with a disability, or long term health condition to get active and keep active both body and mind.

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Time To Talk

Our free, confidential listening support and advice helpline, for those with a disability and/or long-term health condition.

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The Hub

Your first point of contact with Living Options Devon, our friendly Hub team connects you to the support services, advice, and information that you need.

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Deaf Led Services

As British Sign Language users and members of the Deaf Community, the Deaf Led team know first-hand the issues faced by Deaf people and the best advice and support to give to overcome these.

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Devon Disability Network (DDN)

Enabling disabled and Deaf people to campaign and be involved in developing the support services they need.

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Countryside Mobility

Providing easy access to the countryside for anyone who has difficulty walking, through an off road mobility scooter hire scheme
Explore the South West with freedom and ease.

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Deaf Get Active and Volunteer

We aim to increase participation in sport / activity in the local Deaf community through volunteer-based peer support and online resources.

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Counselling Service

6 free sessions of accessible counselling to people with a disability and members of the Deaf community (British Sign Language Users) across Devon.

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Living Options Northern Devon, Sight and Hearing Loss Service

Living Options Northern Devon, supporting you with information, advice and equipment for sight and hearing loss. The team also signpost to additional support services locally for disabled people and members of the Deaf Community.

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Heritage Ability

Our team works with heritage sites across the south west supporting them in improving the customer experience for disabled people and Deaf people who use British Sigh Language

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Victim Care and Support

Free confidential support for victims of crime

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