Disability Awareness

Disability Confident Training 

Stepping Forward works with a number of trainers with lived experience of disability who deliver this course. Sessions are  targeted at anyone wanting to increase their awareness of disability issues or gain more confidence working with and supporting disabled colleagues or customers.

Sessions were cancelled due to COVID in 2020, but we hope to be able to provide new dates when it is safe to do so.

Promoting Disability Awareness in Schools

Stepping Forward has been working with JustDifferent to provide innovative, exciting and educational Primary and Secondary workshops on disability and difference.

Workshops sessions are specifically designed to engage children and young people into thinking more imaginatively about the world they live in, and the diversity of the people within it. Created and presented by disabled adults using a variety of simple interactive methods, the workshops encourage children onto a path of learning that is captivating and enlightening.

If you are a school in Berkshire and the surrounding counties and would like a free disability workshop at your school, please get in touch with us at info@stepping-forward.org.uk.

Disability awareness is a neglected issue which receives little priority and few resources.  However failure to invest in this area has multiple impacts on the rights of people with disabilities. In April 2017 the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities published its ‘list of issues’ for the UK and has asked the UK government to report on multiple issues of concern, including the following: 
  • Steps to tackle disability related harassment and bullying of disabled children in schools
  • How the UK is tackling negative attitudes, in particular towards people with dementia or learning disabilities
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This initiative will address these vital areas in which the rights of people with disabilities are not being met.