Free Disability Equality Workshop

Thursday, 9 November, 2017 -
09:00 to 13:30
Novotel Bristol Centre Hotel
Organised/hosted by: 
WECIL, in partnership with West of England Works

The benefits of employing an inclusive workforce are numerous. Research shows that not only are disabled employees just as productive as their non-disabled colleagues, they are also less likely to have time off sick, have fewer accidents and they stay in their jobs longer. In addition, the greater understanding generated by employing a diverse range of people gives you clear competitive advantages, plus a better overall brand and corporate reputation. This insightful workshop will help you to understand how you can not only meet your obligations as an employer but go further to increase performance, improve workplace cohesion and create a more inclusive environment for staff as well as customers.

The course will cover the following content:

  • Have an understanding of the meaning of disability rights & responsibilities

  • Have knowledge about the Social Model of disability & how to classify barriers

  • Understanding how the Social Model can be used as a tool for removing barriers

  • Have an understanding of how to implement reasonable adjustments to remove barriers

  • Have an understanding of how equality law applies to you as employees & service providers

  • Have an appreciation of how language affects your work & the inclusive language that should be used

  • Be able to identify how to offer assistance to disabled service-users in a non-patronising way

  • Have an understanding about choice, control and independence in connection with services for disabled people

  • Have greater confidence to discuss disability issues and have more confidence to challenge discrimination

How to book: 

To book a space on this event, simply visit the Eventbrite page here





Contact name: 
0117 9479918