Disabled Living’s February Bulletin

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BBC Employable Me is back. This time we are looking to help job seekers with a wide range of disabilities and conditions. Do you have a disability or condition and struggle to find work? Are you overqualified and not fulfilling your potential in your current position? Do you need help to uncover your talents? If this sounds like you or someone you know, Employable Me wants to hear from you. Email employableme@optomen.com Telephone 0203 227 59 35 Optomen

Celebrating 10 Fantastic Years of Kidz to Adultz Middle

Thursday 21st March 2019, 9.30am – 4.30pm

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Disabled Living (organisers of the Kidz to Adultz events) is extremely proud to be celebrating 10 years of Kidz to Adultz Middle. This exhibition in Coventry was established to ensure our Kidz to Adultz events were accessible to those in the Midlands, Nottingham, Leicestershire, East Anglia and further afield. In that time we have welcomed over 22,476 visitors through the door.

Collectively the Kidz to Adultz events are the largest exhibitions in the UK totally dedicated to children and young adults up to 25 years with disabilities and additional needs, their families, carers and all of the professionals who support them.

This year, with the support of the Ricoh Arena all visitors attending the event will have a chance of winning a fantastic prize worth over £900!

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Online Training Courses with Disabled Living

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Why E-Learning?

Disabled Living has launched its E-Learning offering.

The debate surrounding e-learning rumbles on, with pros and cons on either side. The fact is both face to face and e-learning have their place. Here are some of the benefits to using e-learning to enhance knowledge and performance.

  • E-learning allows flexibility when learning; A definite plus when trying to work and manage a family and social life.
  • By studying the same online course, facilitation of the course is consistent with no room for personalities to interfere in the classroom as a distraction.
  • When lots of information needs to be passed on it is good that to go back and watch the course again without any pressure to ‘keep up’. Learning at ones own pace enables staff to motivate themselves to study with the ability to start over if needed.
  • E-learning is cost efficient, people can learn at home, or work so reducing travel costs and in turn environmental costs.

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Simple Stuff Works have allocated free family places on every single course they are offering this year. To book onto a course please contact Simone at trainingadmin@simplestuffworks.co.uk or give her a call on 01827 307870

The courses vary greatly – they can all be found on www.thegoldsmithcentre.com

The Goldsmith Centre, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7XH

Kintsugi Clothing Launch Woman’s Inclusive Wear

Young lady in a wheelchair.

Kintsugi is the Japanese art and philosophy of mending broken pottery with gold lacquer. When I read about it, it struck me as really beautiful. We all pick up scars as we go through life, both emotional and physical, but they don’t make us “less than” or take away from our value or beauty.

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Summer’s Story of Life with Spina Bifida

A child in a children's wheelchair.

Despite her obvious challenges, Summer loves to join in playing with her peers and is involved with an inclusive cheer group, performing in shows and events. She has recently begun ballet, with the prospect of shows and dance exams in the near future and also involves herself with local charities attending events and raising funds to support others.

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QEF – Your Guide To Flying With A Disability

In partnership with the UK Civil Aviation Authority we have produced a film that gives wheelchair users, especially powered wheelchair users, information and insights about travelling by air and the support available. With unique access to a real life flight, we follow Jon and his Dad through every aspect of their journey, highlighting what’s involved and including useful links to more information you may need.

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