On International Day for People with Disabilities Cedar presented Department of Finance staff with Disability Awareness information sessions in Lanyon Plaza and Waterside House. The presentations focused on helping attendees to gain knowledge about disability, the barriers which exist for people with disabilities and the practical strategies that can be taken to reduce those barriers.

Speaking about the events the Department of Finance said:

“The Department of Finance (DoF) is delighted that The Cedar Foundation are delivering two Disability Awareness sessions to DoF staff on International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This year’s theme is ‘Empowering Persons with Disabilities and Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equality’.  The sessions aim to raise awareness of disabilities and the rights of people with disabilities. The content of the sessions will encourage staff to think about what a disability is, the barriers people with disabilities face, including the attitudes of others, and what steps attendees can all take to help to ensure inclusiveness and equality in the workplace.”

What is Cedar?

Cedar delivers a range of services that enable people with disabilities to get the most out of life and to be fully included in their communities. Services are centred around the individual needs of each person and are delivered throughout Northern Ireland. Our Vision is an inclusive society for all and we work to support individuals and families living with disability, autism and brain injury to live the lives they choose. Through the delivery of disability awareness training we raise awareness and promote meaningful advice on how to make our goals a reality. This training is available throughout the year.

Want to learn more about disability awareness training?

Disability awareness training is facilitated by staff from Cedar’s Inclusion Works programme. Inclusion Works project is part funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Programme 2014 – 2020 and the Department for the Economy. Funding is also provided by the Department for Communities and all five local HSCTs in Northern Ireland.

If you would like to find out more about Disability Awareness training or would like to arrange a session, please call 028 90612424. You can also connect with Cedar through Facebook and Twitter.