Disability Matters is a free, flexible, online learning resource that helps those who work, volunteer, or engage with disabled children and young people (from 0 to 25 years) and their families. It covers both physical and learning disabilities. It's part of e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH), which is a Health Education England programme delivered in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies.
Disability Matters offers three programmes:
- Disability Matters: all Disability Matters e-learning sessions
- Disability Matters Learning Packages: e-learning sessions that have been grouped together to meet particular learning needs.
- Disability Matters Resources: Face-to-face training resource packs
Each Disability Matters session (about 20-30 minutes of e-Learning) has been co-produced by disabled young people, parent carers and other experts in the field and is full of real stories of the experiences of disabled children, young people and their families. There are tips on what everyone can do better to warmly welcome, value, respect and communicate with them as well as more actively include them in choices, decisions, everyday activities and access to services.
All Disability Matters content is free to access, with no registration necessary. However, registration is recommended, as this allows you to track your learning.