How we can help Work Helping businesses and organisations to become more ‘Disability Aware’ Posted 19.08.2021 Heather Logan, Job Match Supported Employment Officer, recently delivered two Disability Awareness Workshops to *PIPS Charity during which participants were encouraged to think differently about disability, got a better understanding of the impact of society on disabled people and learned about the rights of disabled people. Over 45 participants attended the one hour introductory online zoom sessions which were participative and interactive and provided a great platform to gain some knowledge, network and share experiences with others. Participants commented: A refresher on legislation has been great to keep me mindful, and education on acceptable terminology has helped my confidence when discussing these concerns. Really enjoyed the training and especially having someone speaking who I learned a lot from. Excellent reminder of legislation of how we think. Excellent session and great Trainer with a lovely piece from Marc the Service User. Thanks Heather, really useful presentation. Heather has been employed with Disability Action for the past 13 years; prior to her current role as Job Match Supported Employment Officer Heather was a Training Officer within Disability Action. Heather is also one of Disability Action’s Health Champions. She is passionate about the rights of disabled people and workplace health and wellbeing and is keen to promote disability awareness to others. Heather is an Associate Member of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) having completed her CIPD Level 7 Advanced Certificate in Human Resources during the pandemic in 2020. If you think your business or organisation could benefit from a refresher on DDA or Disability Awareness Heather would be delighted to help. For more information contact Heather Logan T: 07736 370587 E: [email protected]. *PIPS Charity is here to provide support to individuals who are considering, or who have at some point considered, ending their own lives. PIPS also provide support to those families & friends who have been touched by suicide.