Disability responsive training workshops

Life Unlimited assists other community organisations and businesses with disability responsive training workshops that offer access to up-to-date information on disability issues. This training is available for any business group or organisation.

The New Zealand Disability Strategy identified the need for greater awareness of people with disabilities and the issues that surround them. Because of our expertise in this area, we provide training to a variety of government departments as well as district health boards.

Training is facilitated by key staff members of our service and people with disabilities who have a diverse array of skills and expertise.

What will Life Unlimited offer participants?

We are able to tailor these sessions to meet the needs of the participants.

As part of each training session all participants receive a comprehensive training manual for future reference.  Our team are also available for any on-going support or training that may be needed.

What are the objectives of this training?

The main objective of this training is to assist the participants to become more aware about disability issues and the inclusion of disabled people in today’s society.

We provide strategies that will assist participants to implement key aspects of diversity into their daily professional practice.

An example of the topics covered:

The language of disability:

  • A brief overview of various disabilities and their impact on daily living.

Types of disability:

  • A brief overview of various disabilities and their impact on daily living.

An inclusive society in today’s environment:

  • Community attitude to disability
  • Accessibility – looking at our environment
  • Political changes in New Zealand
  • Social changes
  • Medical changes

Practical exercises around disability barriers:

  • Practical simulations (physical experience highlighting key issues outlined in the training) incorporating a comprehensive debriefing and reflective session
  • Comprehensive demonstration of assistive and adaptive equipment