Disability Awareness Training

Changing Mindsets a workshop at a time

Changing Mindsets

Person standing beside Be Ready wording for Disability Awareness Training

We are able to offer FREE Disability Awareness Training workshops – either on-site to business colleagues within the same organisation or at an external venue for attendees from different businesses or charities.

Our face-to-face training is delivered by experienced trainers who have worked in the field of disability or who bring their personal lived experience as a disabled person.

The workshops can be booked for a morning or afternoon, in a timeframe to suit (eg one workshop x 4 hours or two workshops x 2 hours each). Typical group size is 12 – 15 attendees, although different group sizes can be agreed on request.

Subjects Covered:

Disability – what does it mean to you? Group discussion exploring delegate’s understanding of the terminology, terms and concepts of disability. We encourage open and honest conversation in a safe and confidential space.

Models of Disability We introduce you to the different ‘models’ of disability which will help you understand where some of the common views and misconceptions about disability originate.

Equality Act and Disability Discrimination – Key points for the workplace An overview of the legal definition of disability and what constitutes discrimination.

Access to Work Grant Scheme A comprehensive walk-though of the DWP grant scheme including examples of how it can be used to reimburse businesses for adaptations and reasonable adjustments.

Barriers and Adjustments We identify common barriers in the workplace and use a group activity to explore practical solutions, such as ‘job carving’.

Reasonable Adjustments We dig into what is meant by the term ‘reasonable adjustment’ and use a group activity to plan/work with examples.

Disability Confident Scheme A short outline of the Government scheme including how employers can register, and how the Be Ready Employer Hub can support your organisation to achieve the various levels.

For further information, contact Be Ready’s Lead Trainer Debbie Stafford.