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News

Throughout 2014 and 2015 our team of disabled children, young people, parent carers and other experts has been busy developing these online resources for everyone who may work or volunteer with, care for, commission or deliver services for disabled children, young people and their families.

When we say ‘everyone’ we mean anyone who may come into contact with disabled children and young people through their work or outside of work, across all sectors of society.

Disability Matters truly does have something for everyone.

We have now opened the site to the public: Disability Matters was officially launched on 3rd February 2015.

We currently have over 40 e-learning topics for you to choose from and are still in the process of building more e-learning sessions and training resource packs, so expect regular additions as the content comes on stream over the next few months.

Learning Packages

On the Disability Matters site you will also find our popular Short Learning Packages.  Learning packages offer a small number of Disability Matters e-learning courses that have been grouped together meet a particular learning need.

Although designed to stand alone, when you take the e-learning sessions in sequence with other carefully chosen topics they will lead to greater insight and deeper learning.

We have worked with a number of organisations to create special short learning packages for their staff or members, a few are listed below:

  • Aspire

  • Achievement for All

  • British Red Cross

  • Careers Wales

  • College of Occupational Therapists

  • Grace House (Sunderland)

  • Institute of Health Visiting

  • Royal College of Nursing

 

Visit Disability Matters now using the SINGLE SIGN ON LINK to learn more (Can this link to the single sign on entry point?)

Contact Disability Matters

If you are interested in developing a learning package for your staff or volunteers please contact the Disability Matters team:

Tweet: @disab_matters

Email: disabilitymatters@rcpch.ac.uk

Supporting Organisations

Disability Matters is here to help you support staff and develop a strong and inclusive culture for disabled individuals. Organisations can use Disability Matters to:

  • foster an environment of inclusiveness and respect for disabled children, young people and their families;

  • make appropriate decisions on best practice;

  • feel confident in their ability to engage with disabled children and young people;

  • build a common language using simplified terminology and unified response.

 

Short Learning Packages are the ideal way to encourage staff to engage with the programme.  See above section on Learning Packages for more information

 

Contact Disability Matters

If you are interested in developing a learning package for your staff or volunteers please contact the Disability Matters team:

Tweet: @disab_matters

Email: disabilitymatters@rcpch.ac.uk

Livechat

We are trialling Live Chat as a new form of support.

The service will be available from:

Monday to Friday
11 am till 1 pm
2 pm till 4 pm

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Feedback

We are assessing our support services. Please help us by providing feedback and completing this short questionnaire.

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