This workshop gives delegates an opportunity to challenge stereotypes in a safe, supportive environment and develop a better understanding of what Disability Equality means.

What does it cover?

It will cover some or all (depending on duration) of the following areas:

The Equality Act 2010

Responsibilities to disabled people under the act including need for reasonable adjustments (Using case studies to illustrate).

Types of Disability

Understanding different types of disability, causes and effects on individuals. Exploring stereotypes and myths.

Language and Communication

Identifying respectful language when talking about disability and communicating with disabled people. (Using case studies to illustrate).

Offering and providing support to disabled people

How to offer support and the best ways to approach supporting disabled people.

Supporting disabled employees

How to identify disability in the workplace / encourage disclosure
Best practice in supporting disabled colleagues and managing issues

Hate crime and Bullying

Defining and recognizing hate crime and bullying. How to deal with such situations

What will I learn?

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Develop a greater understanding of what Disability Equality means;
  • Understand different types of disabilities;
  • Challenge the stereotypes that still over shadow disabled people;
  • Identify positive and respectful language;
  • Develop confidence in interacting with and offering support to disabled people;
  • Understand corporate responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010

More info

Course Duration: A one day or half day workshop, for managers and/or staff, which gives them a solid foundation for working with and interacting with disabled colleagues and customers.
How to book: to find out more about this course or to book a workshop, contact Aideen Blackborough

 

Disability Etiquette Workshop