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.

Make it Click
Make it Click is provided through a partnership of Good Things Foundation and Google.org and provides people who are already online the opportunity to get more out of the internet and further progress their skills.

We are running open sessions available to anyone over 18 years old to improve their online skills, including mastering social media, creating a CV, giving successful presentations, using Microsoft Office and Google Documents including Online Calendars and sending effective emails.

The sessions are run Mondays at DRC 10am – 12.30pm.

Sessions can also be delivered in the community if there is a suitable computer room available.

For more information, please contact Michael Summers on 07887 426947 or email Michael on msummers@disability.co.uk

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 Maria clayton on 03030 40 20 40 or email: mclayton@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.