EHRC: The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: what does it mean for you?

Image result for ehrcThis updated guide explains what the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is and what it means for you, the obligations of governments who have signed up to it and the role of the Equality and Human Rights Commission in its implementation.

It explains:

  • what the Convention is
  • its key principles
  • how it can be used by disabled people and their organisations to bring about change at a local and national level
  • where you can find useful resources about and further information on the Convention
  • More information available here.

Advanced Care Planning Workshops- places still available

SOME PLACES STILL AVAILABLE!

 

Would you like to know more about advance care planning

For young people with learning disabilities?

 

Would you like to develop skills and confidence in leading conversations with young people and families about end of life care?

 

IF SO OUR TOOLKIT AND COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU

 

The University of Surrey and Health Education England Kent, Surrey and Sussex are developing a new education package called the ADVANCE programme.  It is aimed at helping those who work with people with learning disabilities and their families to communicate ethically and effectively about making an Advance Care Plan.  This enables people to have control and choice about their end of life care.

 

The ADVANCE programme consists of an Open Learning toolkit and a communications workshop lasting approximately two hours.

 

The Toolkit and workshops are free to use and attend and we are running these across Kent (in Canterbury), Sussex (in Brighton) and at the University of Surrey (in Guildford).  Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance.

 

If you would like to attend, please email Matthew Peacock – m.peacock@surrey.ac.uk

 

Places on future ADVANCE workshops are now also available for booking:

 

Monday 4th September

Workshop 1: 9.30 to 12md

Workshop 2: 2pm to 4.30pm

University of Brighton

The Checkland Building room 502, Falmer Campus

Tuesday 5th September

Workshop 1: 9.30 to 12md

Workshop 2: 2pm to 4.30pm

University of Brighton

The Checkland Building room 502, Falmer Campus

Wednesday 6th September

Workshop 1: 9.30 to 12md

Workshop 2: 2pm to 4.30pm

University of Surrey

The Duke of Kent Building Room 17 DK 02, Stag Hill Campus

Friday 8th September

Workshop 1: 9.30 to 12md

Workshop 2: 2pm to 4.30pm

University of Kent

Keynes College

Monday 18th September

Workshop 1: 9.30 to 12md

Workshop 2: 2pm to 4.30pm

University of Surrey

The Duke of Kent Building

 

Film Hub South East- Training for exhibitors about welcoming people with learning disabilities

Tue 12 September 2017 10:00 – 13:00

Want to improve your venue’s ability to meet the needs of audience members with learning disabilities, enhanced or specific needs?

You’re invited to learn from an informal two-hour training session for exhibitors, co-delivered by a learning disabled member of the Oska Bright Film Festival team. You’ll find out the secrets of marketing to, welcoming, engaging and retaining learning disabled audiences.

Some comments about the workshop, delivered at Gulbenkian last month:

  • “Very interesting workshop – made me think about things in a different way”
  • “Humbled, enlightened, keen to see more”
  • “It’s good to spread awareness about being different”

More information here.

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