Disability Inclusion Training Empowers Healthcare Community

On January 15 and February 26, 2024, Dr. Olesya Zaglada took part in Disability Inclusion Training, which was commissioned by the Herts and West Essex Allied Health Professional (AHP) Faculty and organised by 3 Spirit Experts in Care. A live interactive webinar delivered the course. 

This training has been commissioned by the AHP Faculty and is part of a suite of courses that have been developed to support the implementation of the Allied Health Professions (AHPs) Strategy for England 2022–2027: ‘AHPs Deliver’. 

“This strategy is a catalyst for change. Wherever you work, every member of our AHP community has a part in realising our collective ambitions through its delivery. I therefore encourage you to take a moment to consider how the AHP community can enable the change required to deliver future care today.”

Suzanne Rastrick, OBE Chief Allied Health Professions Officer (England)

This course explored all aspects of disability, including hidden disabilities and long-term health conditions, with a focus on maximising inclusion through a variety of methods, including the use of reasonable adjustments and the importance of language in fostering an inclusive culture.

The person is disabled, as defined under the UK Equality Act 2020, if he has a physical or mental impairment that has a “substantial” and “long-term” negative effect on his ability to do normal daily activities.

The main principles of the European Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities are:

  • Respect for inherent dignity, individual autonomy, including the freedom to make one’s own choices, and independence of persons;
  • Non-discrimination;
  • Full and effective participation and inclusion in society;
  • Respect for difference and acceptance of persons with disabilities as part of human diversity and humanity.

The training was very useful for better understanding the needs of people with disabilities, including creating a disability-inclusive work culture, which the People’s Sport Foundation will use in its further work.

Upon the completion of the training, a Certificate of attendance in the name of Olesya Zaglada was issued.