Warrington Disability Partnership

Disability Confident Training

Disability Confident Training helps people to understand disability from a human rights perspective. It is more effective in helping staff and organisations to understand the barriers facing disabled people and more importantly, what steps are required to create inclusive services.

Why choose us?

All of our presenters are disabled people, often referred to as ‘experts by experience’. Dave Thompson MBE DL, our Chief Executive leads on this area of our work, he has over 28 years experience of designing and delivering a range of Disability Confident Training sessions to over 60,000 staff from statutory, private and 3rd sector organisations.

Sessions can be individually tailored to meet the needs of your organisation, including online or face to face training, or your staff can attend one of our sessions held at the Centre for Independent Living in Warrington.

Current and past partners

  • United Utilities
  • Royal London
  • Fish Insurance
  • Liverpool University
  • Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • MerseyCare NHS Foundation Trust

How long are the sessions?

Our standard Disability Confident Training session takes approximately 3 hours. Other sessions include one hour talks where members of our team can share their experiences. This session is very popular with organisations such as schools, scouts and guides. Lectures in universities and colleges can be tailored to meet the needs of the students. Such as health and social care, customer services, sport and leisure, etc.

What are the benefits?

Our Disability Confident Training can help individuals and organisations to meet the diverse needs of disabled people who can be; customers, employees and suppliers. Other benefits include;

  • Disability confident staff
  • Increased disabled customer satisfaction
  • Wider pool of applicants for vacancies
  • An inclusive workforce
  • Legal compliance.

What are the basic contents?

  • Who is included by the term ‘disabled people’,
  • Correct etiquette,
  • Access and facilities,
  • Legal content, Equality Act 2010,
  • Definitions of disability, and
  • Meeting the needs of disabled people.

Find out more

For further information or to chat about your thoughts and ideas contact Dave Thompson MBE DL MBA on 01925 240064