The User-led training project supports disabled residents and/or their family carers to design training courses which they deliver to both Health and Social Care professionals and Hackney Council staff.
The training sessions give participants a greater understanding of disabled people’s experiences, expectations and needs.
Residents wishing to join the group as a trainer should contact the User-led Training Coordinator Althea Holness:
Any workforce departments in the NHS, Primary Care, Voluntary Sector, Private Sector or Hackney Council who are interested in commissioning training please contact Jane Bell, User Led Programme Coordinator:
The NHS and social care side of the project has been supported through workforce development funding from the City & Hackney Community Education Provider Network (CEPN) and HENCEL (Health Education North Central and East London). The project is an active member of the CEPN network.
“We are delighted that the Hackney CVS User Led Training Project won the Patients Association award for 'Innovative ways of involvement', they really deserved it’’