Accessible Wales will be holding a Disability Awareness Training course on Thursday 21st September at the Cynon Valley Museum. The course costs £32.45 and will run from 10am – 1pm.
Delegates on the November 2016 Training Course with Principal Consultant Richard Jones
Since opening in 2010 we have built up a successful training service with our Disability Awareness Training course being our flagship course. You can find some of our testimonials by clicking here, we’ll be adding more soon.
Richard Jones, Principal Consultant
The course is facilitated by company owner and Principal Consultant Richard Jones the courses are light hearted and informative. Delegates will be pleased to know that the training they receive will be carried out in Richard’s informal, yet informative style aimed at helping them understand disability on a practical day-to-day basis.
Lynwen Francis, Practice Manager from St John’s Medical Practice says the following about the training her staff received:
“I write to thank you for the invaluable training you have provided to our staff both at the Aberdare and Cardiff sites. Our staff thoroughly enjoyed the training sessions and found the interaction both educational and fun. Many staff members are apprehensive around training as they worry they will made to feel or look foolish – this was definitely not the case with your training and everyone came back animated and enthusiastic about the subject.
I would happy to recommend your training to anyone and will be looking to do refresher courses next year.”
Even if you’ve attended similar courses before, this course is one that you should have under your belt to help you with your professional and personal development. Whether you’re a taxi driver, a politician or professor this course will benefit you!
To book a place on this course visit here, alternatively you can email us for more information. Block bookings can be catered for, we can also train your staff/volunteers/members at your venue. Get in touch for more information.
Disability Awareness Training, Thursday 21st September
Accessible Wales at the heart of the Cardiff Community
As former Chair of a Citizen’s Advice Bureau based in Rhondda Cynon Taff, Principal Consultant Richard Jones is a committed supporter of the organisation. Accessible Wales are proud to confirm they are a supplier of training for the Barry branch of Cardiff and Vale Citizens Advice Bureau.
Principal Consultant Richard Jones with delegates from the morning course at Cardiff and Vale CAB
Accessible Wales recently carried out two successful half day courses during the same day. Below are some of the positive comments we received during both courses:
“The trainers own experiences made situations and challenges easier to understand.”
“I think the delivery was extremely well balanced giving both sides as to what was realistically achievable i.e. Changes are effected by budgets and what one person finds appropriate another may not. The main point to remember is communication.”
“Excellent delivery on a subject that I now know much more about.”
“Superb. Richard is a quality speaker with a great sense of humour.”
“I found the course very interesting and the trainer very informative.”
Accessible Wales provides clients with a flexible service, meeting their needs in terms of content and timing. Topics discussed are often perceived as difficult and thought provoking, and include addressing what is a disability and the etiquette used when interacting with people with disabilities. Practical demonstrations of access issues are always useful and welcomed by delegates.
Delegates from the afternoon course at Cardiff and Vale CAB joined by Principal Consultant Richard Jones
Courses can be tailored to suit your needs, with the choice of either a full day (5 hours) or half day (3 hours) courses. We schedule regular training courses at a central venue, or if you have more than five staff members we can come to you.
More information on our training service can be found on our Disability Awareness Training Page.
For more information or to be added to our mailing list, visit the contact page or (01685) 810432
Another New Testimonial Added
Training with staff from St John’s Medical Practice
We have added a new testimonial to our Testimonials Page. We have trained staff members in St John’s Medical Practice in Aberdare and Caerau Lane Surgery in Cardiff and have received a testimonial from Managing Partner Lynwen Francies. To read it go to our Testimonials Page.
Training Staff from the Wales Mobility Driving and Assessment Service
We are pleased to have trained staff at the Wales Mobility Driving and Assessment Service in Rookwood Hospital Cardiff. The service is a registered charity and receives a grant from the Welsh Assembly, this funding meets the Services core running costs; therefore all capital related costs are generated from fees charged for the provision of services.
Staff of the Wales Mobility Driving and Assessment Service with Principal Consultant Richard Jones
Eleven staff members were trained our training course, we will upload feedback soon when we refresh our training section of our website.
Staff members were very intune to the potential challenges faced by those using their service who had a disability. As a group they were excellently informed, working towards the Social Model of disability to empower people with disabilities.
Driving simulator used to assess people with disabilities
We were lucky enough to get a sneak peak at the simulator that is used to assess people with disabilities who want to drive.
Accessible Wales would like to thank those who attended the course for their involvement and we look forward to working with them in the future on projects through Accessible News .