NewUnderstanding the Social Model of Disability

Approximately 22% of the U.K.’s population consider themselves as having an impairment. More than half of households have a connection to a Disabled person. It wasn’t until the Disability Discrimination Act of 1995 that disability equality was truly addressed, whereby disabled people were included in the conversation about equality.

Disability Equality Training addresses how society affects a person with an impairment due to the barriers they often face. You will learn how disability is a social and human rights issue, rather than a medical problem.

Understanding the Social Model of Disability is a trending online course within our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Series. At the Civil Service College, we tailor our courses to each attendee’s role and organisations, ensuring that each delegate gets the most out of the training. Our courses and trainers are continuously updated and evaluated to ensure that we are always delivering the best service possible.

Key Features:

  • History of disability in society
  • The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 / Equality Act 2010
  • Different ways of thinking about disability
  • Unconscious bias towards disability
  • Discussion around equality and inclusion

Designed For:

People who employ, work with, live with or interact with disabled people.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Increasing your understanding of disability equality & access issues
  • Understanding what the law says about disability discrimination
  • Learning the difference between Medical Model & Social Model of disability.

Learning resources:

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10:00 - 16:00


£495 + VAT


Zoom or MS Teams


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