As the original Partners in Policymaking course started to grow in the UK, it became apparent that other courses were needed. We now offer a wide range of courses with the same goal of working and supporting each other to make a positive difference to people's lives.

Below is a list of courses which we currently offer:

  • Partners in Policymaking

Partners is a leadership course to train disabled adults, as well as parents and relatives who have a disabled child up to the age of 19, to become leaders in policymaking. The course is made up of 35 participants: two thirds parents/relatives, and one third disabled adults. When we use the term disabled we mean anyone needing support because of physical or learning disability, and participants will be representative of people of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Comprised of eight two-day sessions, the course works through issues such as education, whole-life planning, policy development and supported living.

  • Kindred Spirits / All Together Better

These courses bring together family members alongside the people who support them through their work in social care, health and education.

The tailor-made programme consists of five two-day sessions, exploring topics such as personal budgets, influencing policymaking at local and national level, and how to plan in order to get the right support.

  • Tomorrow's Leaders

Tomorrow's Leaders is a leadership course designed specifically for people with learning difficulties. It's now run by Inclusion North, one year in the North and the next in the South.

  • Sharing Knowledge

Sharing Knowledge participants include disabled adults, parents and relatives of disabled people, alongside people who support them through their work in social care, health, education and leisure. From people who use mental health services to people who are supporting loved ones with long-term health conditions, the common link is that everyone lives in the same geographical area and has a desire to enable disabled people to have the best lives possible.

Run locally over six months, Sharing Knowledge consists of six two-day sessions, working through issues like communication and assistive technology, making change happen locally, and person-centred planning.


We also offer bespoke leadership training courses. Please contact us for further information.


Forthcoming courses...



Last Updated : 08 January 2019. Page Author: Gaynor Cockayne.