Personal and Life Skills Development

We deliver a variety of services which equip disabled people with the necessary skills and knowledge that will ensure they are empowered to manage health conditions and live life to its full potential.

Learn My Way

Learn my Way is a 6 week rolling programme which supports disabled people who have little or no IT-literacy to get online and begin to access services and information for themselves. DRC staff support clients to register and work through online units of the Learn My Way course.

Money Matters

This accredited Level One course supports disabled people and those with long term health conditions to manage their own finances and gain IT skills to help them to improve their personal budgeting skills. The course runs for 15 weeks, one day per week and it is currently being delivered in various outreach locations across the West Midlands.

Safe and Sound

Safe and Sound is a series of workshops aimed at enhancing life skills and wellbeing of vulnerable adults with learning disabilities and long term health conditions. It is an eight week programme consisting of interactive workshops and activities that will help participants have a better understanding and more confidence in:

  • Disability rights
  • Hate crime
  • First aid
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Safety in the home
  • Personal safety when out
  • Safeguarding
  • Internet safety
  • Safe relationships
  • Money matters

Delivery
Sessions are held here at the Disability Recourse Centre and at various community locations. Or if there is a large enough group of people we can arrange t0 deliver that course to them in the community or link organisations.

After the sessions there is scope for further support and development for example with more direct support with money management, employment support, volunteering opportunities or fuel debt advice.

To find out more information on how you can participate in a Safe and Sound course or set one up for your organisation please contact Emma Costanza on Telephone: 03030 40 20 40 or email: ecostanza@disability.co.uk

Money Wise

The money wise project works with disabled people to empower people to better manage their personal finances with a view of building more fulfilling, financially secure, and sustainable futures for themselves and their families. We can provide interactive and friendly money wise projects covering budgeting, cooking on a budget, benefits, saving, fraud and loan sharks and wills.

Delivery
Sessions are held here at the Disability Recourse Centre and at various community locations. Or if there is a large enough group of people we can arrange to deliver that course to them in the community or link organisations.
For more information contact Robert Chattin on rchattin@disability.org.uk
or telephone 03030 40 20 40.

Contact:

For further information on Learn my Way and Money Matters contact Ambreen Khan, and for further information on Safe and Sound, contact Emma Costanza. You can reach Ambreen and Emma on 03030 402040 or by emailing akhan@disability.co.uk or ecostanza@disability.co.uk