Equality and inclusion is about far more than compliance with the Equality Act or avoiding costly litigation. It starts with awareness, understanding, vision and a positive corporate culture backed by facilities and services designed to be accessed by everyone; delivered by people with courtesy and compassion.
With an increasingly ageing population and some 10 million disabled people in the UK today, it makes sound commercial sense to both recognise and prepare to meet the demands of disabled people and the £80 billion they currently spend each year. It is estimated that by 2033, almost a quarter of the UK population will be aged over 65 with 5% of the population aged 85 and over which will give rise to a proportional increase in people with disabilities and restricted mobility.
The commercial value of those with disabilities or restricted mobility and their natural preference to spend their time and money with those companies and organisations who truly cater for their needs cannot be underestimated.Unlike other disability awareness programmes, what makes our courses unique and differentiates our services from the rest of the market is their accreditation by Geoff Holt MBE.
The Accredited programme has two distinct modules, Certification and Consultancy.
A ‘typical’ Geoff Holt Accredited Disability Awareness Training Package would cover:
Aims: Meeting the needs of disabled people, both customers and colleagues
Training can be delivered on-site or externally. Many of our clients choose the activity element of the course to be held externally and our most popular activities are afloat on a yacht although it can be tailored around virtually any sport or theme.
Courses are generally held over one or two days with a maximum of 8 delegates per course per day. Train the Trainer courses are held over one day and are for a maximum of 4 delegates.
A Bespoke Package would additionally cover:
Aims: Understanding how to improve facilities and services to be more accessible to disabled customers
Because all clients have different needs and are operating at different levels of disability awareness, our courses are structured individually based on individual requirements. To discuss your options, please contact us by following this link.
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