Home >> Disabilities

Disabilities

Get Ready For Dynamics of Dyslexia

Professor Steve MacDonald from Sunderland University's Social Science Department talks about the impact of dyslexia in a social context.

Professor of Social Science at the University of Sunderland who is published broadly in the areas of disability and social exclusion. This talk explores the consequences of dyslexia in the workplace and society. Join us to develop your knowledge on ways to support dyslexic people to reach their full potential.

Topics covered:

• social and economic impact of failing to support dyslexia

Connecting you to your community

Do you know someone with a disability/long-term health condition, who needs support to connect with local activities and services in the Stoke-On-Trent area? Are they looking to engage with community opportunities, feel socially connected, build self- esteem and increase levels of well-being?

You can refer to DisAbility Connect - a creative social prescribing project that aims to link and connect people with services and community opportunities, focusing on:

• Reducing social isolation and loneliness

Equalities and Diversity

DELIVERED BY SUPPORT STAFFORDSHIRE


Who should attend:

This course is aimed at all staff, volunteers and trustees in any setting.

Overview:

This topic is relevant to everyone as all organisations need to ensure equality of opportunity as well as embrace a diverse and ever changing world.  This course looks at what the law says and examines how it is applied practically.  It also examines discrimination and ensures services are accessible to all.

Outcomes:

FREE courses for Parents, Carers and Adults

We are pleased to announce that Dyslexia Association of Staffordshire (DAS) are offering a FREE 12 hour course for parents, carers and adults called 'Dyslexia and Maths, Dyscalculia and Anxiety around Maths'.  Please see attached information leaflet (bottom half) for further details on course content.

This informative and useful 4 week course begins on Monday 16th September from 10am to 1pm at Tamworth Community Fire Station, Belgrave, Tamworth. Booking is essential!

Carers Support - potential bidding partnership call

As many of you will be aware, the county council and partners currently invest in a service delivered as the Carers Hub, by People Plus.

We believe this service will be reshaped over the next year and anticipate a new service being awarded, to be delivered from September 2020. It’s not yet clear which funders will be investing in the service in the future, but we do understand the county council we continue to invest in a service.

Sight Loss Awareness Training

FREE Sight Loss Awareness training

If you know anyone who is living with sight loss and you’d like to know the best ways to communicate with and guide a blind or partially sighted person, or you’d like to know more about eye conditions and their impact, then Beacon can help!

Beacon’s Sight Loss Awareness Training (SAT) offers a friendly and fun three-hour training session that will enable you to:

Sight Loss Awareness Training

FREE Sight Loss Awareness training

If you know anyone who is living with sight loss and you’d like to know the best ways to communicate with and guide a blind or partially sighted person, or you’d like to know more about eye conditions and their impact, then Beacon can help!

Beacon’s Sight Loss Awareness Training (SAT) offers a friendly and fun three-hour training session that will enable you to:

Sight Loss Awareness Training

FREE Sight Loss Awareness training

If you know anyone who is living with sight loss and you’d like to know the best ways to communicate with and guide a blind or partially sighted person, or you’d like to know more about eye conditions and their impact, then Beacon can help!

Beacon’s Sight Loss Awareness Training (SAT) offers a friendly and fun three-hour training session that will enable you to: