Disability Equality Training and Choices and Rights
Our Disability Equality Training Project, (although currently unfunded) enables us continue to deliver DET on a limited basis, with requests being considered on merit. We have delivered DET to a wide range of organisations including the National Probation Service, the Crown Prosecution Service,
Primary Care Trust, Health Service and various Local Authorities and Voluntary Sector Organisations.
What is Disability Equality Training? (DET)
“Many public and private sector bodies have gradually realised that their work practices and policies fall far short of fulfilling the needs, rights and aspirations of disabled people who are their clients, customers and co-workers and that, in order to change this situation, they need to turn to disabled people for education and guidance. From this realisation has grown the demand for DET run by disabled people, which aims to help people understand the meaning of disability, identify changes in work practice, and plan strategies to implement change”
When and Where did DET start?
DET courses have been organised and run by disabled people since 1981 to address the need for information about reality of disability. The use of disabled trainers is a fundamental part of the working towards a positive change in attitude by non-disabled course participants. DET course will enable participants to identify and address discriminatory forms of practice towards disabled .Through training they will find ways to challenge the organisational behavior which reinforces negative myths and values and which prevents disabled people from gaining equality and achieving full participation in society.
What are the objectives of DET?
At the end of the DET participants will be able:
1. To reach a social, as opposed to an individual, (medical), model of disability through all training exercises and teachings.
2. To challenge some of the common myths and false distinctions that relegate disabled people to the status of a discriminated-against minority .
3. To demonstrate the practical application of equal opportunities policies for disabled people within the immediate area of work of course participants.
For more information about any of the above/ please contact Choices and Rights Disability Coalition
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