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Free online safety courses available for disabled people thanks to PFCC funding

DISABLED people from across North Yorkshire will be able to access free online safety training thanks to a grant from the County’s Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.

Covering a host of subjects, including cyber security, home security, dealing with cold callers and fire safety, it is being delivered via Harrogate-based Disability Action Yorkshire’s e-learning team.

The online workshop, which takes place over two days and covers five modules, is highly interactive with direct training, group discussions, personal reflection time, small group work, and assignments to help develop skills.

Attendees – who will also benefit from using live video calling, principal materials and group discussions – will also be able to speak directly with a Hate Crime Prevention Officer from North Yorkshire Police.

And one of those to deliver a class was Sgt Amanda Hanusch-Moore, North Yorkshire Police’s Operational Lead for Hate Crime and Independent Advisory Groups.

Jackie Snape, Disability Action Yorkshire Chief Executive, said:

“I’d like to thank North Yorkshire’s Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for the funding, which is allowing us to provide these comprehensive safety courses to disabled people across the county.

“Disabled people can be very vulnerable, and the course gives them practical advice on how to stay safe at home, in the workplace, and whilst out and about.

“Led by our Deputy Training Manager, Harriet Walker, who has created our smart learning programme, the courses are being run throughout the year.”

Those who would like to know more about the free online safety course should contact Harriet Walker, either by email; training@day-edu.co.uk or by phone; 01423 449 314

Further information about Disability Action Yorkshire is available from its website: www.disabilityactionyorkshire.org.uk

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