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Free courses for Families

Disabled people in Staffordshire, Cornwall and Devon and Derby and their families are being given the opportunity to take part in free, internationally acclaimed courses.

Two courses, 'All Together Better' and 'Sharing Knowledge' are being offered to families in these regions. Aiming to give people the knowledge, skills, confidence and self-esteem to ensure a better future for themselves and their loved ones, both courses also provide families with the chance to meet other people who are leaders in the disablity rights movement and be connected with a strong network of families working together across the country.

Below are details of when and where courses are being held including how to apply.

'All Together Better' and 'Sharing Knowledge' are part of a suite of family leadership courses offered under the umbrella of 'Partners in Policymaking'. To read more about 'Partners in Policymaking' and other courses including future dates, please visit the Courses page on our website. You can also find a video outlining the purpose of 'Partners in Policymaking' here.

All Together Better Staffordshire

For parents and relatives of disabled children and disabled adults, you must be a resident of Staffordshire County Council or be involved in providing support to someone who is a resident. The course is six two-day sessions from September 2013 to March 2014. Closing date for applications - 31st July 2013

Click here for an application pack and application form

All Together Better Cornwall and Devon

For parents and relatives of disabled children, disabled adults and people working in social care, health, education or leisure. You must be a resident of Cornwall or Devon County Councils or be involved in providing support to someone who is a resident. The course is six two-day sessions from October 2013 to March 2014. Closing date for applications - 30th August 2013

Click here for an application pack and application form

Sharing Knowledge Derby City

For parents and relatives of disabled children, disabled adults and people working in social care, health, education or leisure. You must be a resident of Derby City County Councils or be involved in providing support to someone who is a resident. The course is six two-day sessions from January 2014 to July 2014. Closing date for applications - 30th November 2013

Click here for an application pack and application form

What do previous particiants have to say about the courses?

"I have done so many courses but this one is exceptional in terms of the quality, the impact it had on my daughter's life and the impact it consequently had on the whole family. I've gone on to do countless hours of voluntary work locally and nationally. Most importantly the direction of my daughter's life is now totally committed to personalisation, to independence and to choice which would not have happened without the course."

"The course was truly the most engaging, inspirational and meaningful learning that I have ever participated in. The network that followed helps to keep me strong, supported and most importantly informed."

"Quite simply it changed my life. It changed my direction and I have now devoted a huge amount of time to supporting other people to achieve their goals."

Further video testimonials from participants can be found on these pages.

1 comment for “Free courses for Families”

  1. Gravatar of michele lathammichele latham
    posted 22 September 2013 at 08:04:47

    very interested in the cornwall courses, could i have an application form and more details please???

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Last Updated : 25 July 2013. Page Author: Laura Bimpson.