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Sunday 25th october

DAD Week 2021

The week leading up to DAD is always full of exciting and interesting events, and this year we are doing this a little differently by moving everything onto Zoom. We have a packed week of exciting and interesting FREE workshops and talks following on from the the amazing Virtual Disability Awareness Day event on Sunday 25th October. All workshops last for one hour, and you can sign up using Eventbrite.

Monday 26th October 11am until 12noon

Supported Internships – Hosted by Expanse Learning

Presenters: • Steph Howard - College Manager
• Andrew Galligan- Employability and Interns co-ordinator
• Dawn Watson - Work Placement and Supported Internship Tutor

The workshop will look into the world of Supported Internships. Our team will be there to answer any of your questions and provide information, advice and guidance to anyone who is exploring Supported Internships for themselves or for someone else. It will also support employers and professional wanting to know more and how to get involved. The workshop will explain what Supported Internships and Employment programmes are including how to access them and who is eligible to access them.

We will start our workshop with:

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Monday 26th October 3pm until 4pm

Help and Support for PA’s and their Employers - Hosted by Skills for Care

Presenter: Carol Reeves, Project Manager, Skills for Care

Skills for Care is an independent charity with 18 years’ experience in workforce development, working as a delivery partner for the Department of Health and Social Care. We also work closely with related services such as health and housing and are the membership organisation for registered managers. Skills for Care’s work in supporting individual employers and developing the PA workforce, includes development of resources and disbursal of funding to pay for training.

This webinar will provide participants with:

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Tuesday 27th October 11am until 12noon

Journey to independence for Young Disabled People – Hosted by Expanse Learning

Presenters:

The workshop will give you the opportunity to take a journey with Ellie and her friends and family as she shares an insight into her life from a child to young independent woman. The workshop focuses on preparation for adulthood, transition from education, support networks, housing and supported living. We will start our workshop with:

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Tuesday 27th October 2pm until 3pm

Warrington Together - How we are improving the health and well-being of our most vulnerable residents

Presenters:

Warrington Together is an initiative dedicated to streamlining the planning and provision of health and social care in Warrington. Local health and care providers, including voluntary sector and housing, have come together to form an Alliance where the interests and needs of the borough as a whole are considered. This Alliance works together to explore ways of delivering improved, integrated services to the people of Warrington in order to improve outcomes for residents.

The workshop will primarily focus on the work we have done to date on our integrated community teams and wider frailty work. We will describe how we are keeping some of our most vulnerable residents in their own homes and how we are supporting people to live independently in their own communities.

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Wednesday 28th 11am until 12noon

Accessible Technology Tips: Phones, Tablets and Computers – Hosted by NATSPEC

Presenter: Neil Beck, Assistive Technologist for Natspec’s TechAbility Service

The workshop will be perfect for those looking to find out how technology can help people with disabilities to live, learn and work more independently. This will be a session full of experience and resources from years of supporting in both specialist and mainstream settings. You can expect outlines of the DfE EdTech Demonstrator Programme, free resources to help you audit and improve your AT use and much more.

We will start our workshop with:

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Wednesday 28th October 2:00pm until 3:00pm

How United Utilities can help and support vulnerable customers in the North West

Presenters: Amanda Phillips and Carole Quinn from United Utilities

United Utilities not only supplies clean water and wastewater services to over 7 million customers right across the North West, but also provides a substantial level of support for assisting customers in vulnerable circumstances, including those with affordability challenges. In the North West of England we have:

As a provider of a vital public service, United Utilities has a responsibility to assist customers in vulnerable situations and we are striving to deliver continuous improvements to these services. We do this through effective customer engagement; working with partner organisations to engage the hardest to reach in our communities and empowering customers by giving them the tools to get the services they want and need. So find out more by joining us online, and we’ll share what we’re doing to help and support those customers that need additional help, whether that’s problems with paying their bills or customers living in vulnerable circumstances.

(The presentation will be for about 30 minutes, followed by time for questions from participants)

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Thursday 29th October 11am until 12noon

Everything you ever wanted to know about driving adaptations now and in the future

Presenters:

In December 1997, Helen Dolphin MBE lost all of her limbs. She thought driving would be completely impossible but with a small number of adaptations, she was back on the road. Helen now works for many organisations such as the Department for Transport, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Motability and Heathrow Airport where she advises them on making transport more accessible for disabled people. In this seminar, Helen joins Bill Bradley from vehicle adaptations specialists BAS (NW) and Sean Barratt from Driving Mobility. Together they will cover the entire process of driving with vehicle adaptations, from the initial assessment, right through to receiving the car with your new adaptations fitted. Bill will share his thoughts on electric vehicles and future innovations to help disabled motorists. You will then be able to put your driving questions to Helen, Bill and Sean.

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Thursday 29th October 2pm until 3pm

Disability Confident in the Workplace – Hosted by Warrington Disability Partnership and Jobcentre Plus

Presenters:

Disability Confident in the workplace, is not just about recruiting disabled people. It involves creating a workplace where disabled employees and those with long-term health conditions are valued for their strengths and have the same opportunities to succeed, and to grow. With over 83% of disabled people acquiring their impairment during their working life, it is important to understand how to make reasonable adjustments that ensure your talented employees can be retained.

This webinar will provide participants with:

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Friday 30th October 11am until 12noon

Personal Experiences of Disability Equality– Hosted by Warrington Disability Partnership

Presenters:

Through this session we will hear the personal experiences from four disabled people about how society's barriers and attitudes affect them in their daily lives. We will highlight the role we can all play in the removal of those barriers and in the changing of attitudes. The session will look at education, the workplace and our home life.

Disability Statistics in the UK:

(The presentation will be for about 45 minutes, followed by time for questions from participants)

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