National Citizen Service Workshops

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National Citizen Service Workshops 2017-10-18T15:59:37+00:00

Duration: 1½ – 2 hours

Overview:

We have been delivering workshops for the National Citizen Service since It first began, providing workshops on accessibility awareness for hundreds of young people from all over the U.K. and from as far away as the beautiful island of Mauritius!

Our sessions enable students to gain an understanding of the barriers faced by disabled people, an appreciation of the solutions to them and how they personally can make a positive difference.

Our session also covers the work of our charity: Accessible Derbyshire which in the past has benefitted from the support of a number of NCS groups through their Social Action projects.

Objectives:

By the end of the workshop you will have:

  • Been introduced to our charity and what we do
  • Increased your understanding of the barriers faced by people with access needs:
    i.e.   Vision Impairment
    Hearing Impairment
    Wheelchair users
    Autism, learning disabilities and dementia
  • Experienced some of these barriers for yourself
  • Understood some of the solutions to these barriers
  • Learned how you can help

What do people say about this workshop?

“I have worked with Accessible Derbyshire and the Accessible Training Company for over a year. This has been a successful partnership with fantastic results for both parties. The training Jane and Gillian deliver comes alive, straight from the heart with an honest and positive outlook: this is part of the magic! You get a real sense of what it is like to have a disability with powerfully engaging demonstrations of what it is like to have autism or a sight impediment.

This ‘think outside the box’ approach has successfully engaged our young people on NCS at Derby College in raising funds for this fantastic charity.

Accessible Derbyshire holds such a special place in our hearts especially due to the sheer determination and upbeat positivity of the Charity figure heads Jane Carver and Gillian Scotford: truly remarkable women.

It is a pleasure to see change happening due to this wonderful organisation, and I truly believe that they will make Derbyshire the most accessible county in the UK giving everybody the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful countryside in Derbyshire.”

Heather Hepworth, Senior Project Officer, National Citizen Service (NCS), Derby