Disability Awareness Workshop

Date: Tuesday 11th November

Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm

Venue: Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton

Trainer: Jon Hastie from The Fed Centre for Independent Living and Ingrid Ashberry and Sarah Watson from Brighton & Hove Speakout

To book a place contact [email protected] or call 01273 234031

This session will provide an overview of the social model of disability and look at the obligations for groups and organisations under the Equality Act.  It will also present findings of recent local research highlighting the barriers faced by disabled people in Brighton & Hove.  With both increasingly challenging operational conditions and widespread national reforms, it is more important than ever that groups and individuals have the tools and the confidence to identify both needs and solutions for disabled people in the city and can use this to develop accessible services.

By the end of the workshop session members will be able to:

  •  Understand the definition and types of Disability in the Equality Act 2010;
  • Identify the barriers disabled people may experience and their impact;
  • Identify ways in which barriers can be removed or minimised to ensure disabled people may access services and employment opportunities and access channels of influence so that their views may be represented