Darlington Association on Disability Logo showing the letters D.A.D. breaking through a wallDarlington Association
on Disability
Centre for Independent Living


Disability Equality Training (DET)

DAD delivers current and relevant Disability Equality Training

Your training can be specifically tailored to your needs and may include individual modules selected from the following topics:

• The difference between ‘disability’ and ‘impairment’
• Stereotyping
• Hate Crime
• Models of disability
• Equality act and protected characteristics
• Access
• Etiquette
• Behaviour and Language
• Best practise
• Independent Living

We have provided training for many years to different people including Disabled people, Crown Prosecution Service, Darlington Borough Council, Darlington College of Technology, Durham University, NHS, and local and regional businesses.

Feedback from the Crown Prosecution Service - September 2017:

“DAD was commissioned to provide training to CPS staff on the Social Model of Disability partly to improve the service offered to disabled victims and witnesses, and partly to enhance understanding of issues and barriers for disabled colleagues. Feedback from staff was very positive. The trainer had listened carefully to what we wanted to achieve, and the training clearly achieved our objectives, and the objectives of individual participants. Participants described the session as not only thought-provoking and useful, but also enjoyable.”


Disability Equality Training is usually a full day course. Prices are based upon your specific needs, so contact us for a quote. Concessionary rates may be available for block bookings or voluntary organisations.

We also have accessible premises in Darlington in which we can deliver the training to you, at a slightly additional cost, please ask for details.

For further information, please contact:
Rosemary Berks
01325 254840 or Email Rosemary