This session is aimed at health and care staff working across systems in the East of England region. 

Disability Rights UK are a registered charity with over 25 years’ experience in the disability and equality field. This Disability Confidence training is delivered by people with lived experience of disability or health conditions. The session is delivered in a jargon-free and open environment, and is interactive, involving discussion, group work, reading case studies and personal reflection. 

Most people acquire their impairment or health condition during adult life, so it is important that managers and all staff become more confident when managing and working with disabled people in the workplace. 

The workshop covers the following topics: 

What does disability mean to you? – spectrum of human experience, invisible disabilities and the business case for disability equality 

The social model of disability – looking at the ‘problem’ differently and adopting a barriers approach 

The Equality Act – barrier removal, reasonable adjustments and supporting staff from different impairment groups 

Discussion and practical application – dealing with stigma, importance of language, encouraging openness at work, applying the principles to workplace scenarios 

Whilst we will try to accommodate as many participants as possible, places are limited and priority will be given to staff working across the East of England. 

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  •  You will need a webcam and a headset to fully participate.
    • The computer will need to have the sound function on so you can hear and speak at the webinar.
    • You will need to be connected to the internet for the duration of the webinar.
    • We will send an email with details of instructions for the day to all participants, prior to the date.
    • Please note: this webinar may be recorded.

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Organiser : East of England Leadership and Lifelong Learning Team