Free Training opportunities

Free Training opportunities
  • North Somerset Training Community Hub is getting busier and busier!

To find out more about current classes or 1 to 1 support in a variety of ways (people in recovery, job seeking, well-being, digital skills), please access link below. Additionally, FREE SIM cards are provided to anyone (over 18) who is struggling with data:

  • Free sessions funded by the Community Renewal Fund for anyone living, looking for work or employed in North Somerset 

 This is a gentle reminder that Accelerate sessions finish at the end of June.But until then check out the workshops available to every type of individual (employed, Self-employed or unemployed) and business in North Somerset. 

The incredible team at Leonard Cheshire are here to help you access a hugely untapped and more inclusive workforce or learn more about disability in business. They will be offering tips on the best way to make your website, social media and business more inclusive for those with a disability. Not one to miss!
Passion for Wellness will be hosting 2 part session in June at The Hive.
Making Work, Life and Health Balance will run from 9.30am – 11.45pm followed by a NEW Women’s Wellness: Menopause Movement & Mindfulness Retreat from 12.30pm – 2.45pm. We will also be providing a lovely lunch over a relaxed chat with Sarah and Abi.

Face to Face Workshops – Winter Gardens
Thu, 16th June 10:00 -12:00            Accountancy Workshop – Albert Goodman
Thu, 21st June 09:00 – 15:30          Grow your Business in 3 Simple Steps (includes lunch)
Fri, 24 June 09:30 – 17:00              Coaching Skills & Building Teams (includes lunch)                                                

Upcoming Virtual events
Fri, 17 Jun 11:00 – 12:00                Exiting Your Business
Tues, 14 June 10:00 – 13:30          Disability Confident Recruitment
Wed, 22 June  10:00 – 11:00          Disability Workshop – Leonard Cheshire
Thu, 23 Jun 12:00 – 13:00              Building a People Positive Business
Mon, 27 Jun 10:00 – 12:00             LinkedIn For Business
Weds, 29 June 10:00 – 13:30         Disability Means Business
Thu, 30 June  09:30 – 11:30           Personal Data and Protecting your assets

Disability Access Group Newsletter

Disability Access Group Newsletter

The Disability Access Group brings together disabled people from across North Somerset who work along with North Somerset Council and take part in a variety of consultations related to access to services and the built and natural environment. 

The group provides feedback directly to council officers on a wide range of projects. Over the past 15 years the Group has proved to be a valuable partner of NSC; regularly meeting and getting involved in the development of key plans and strategies, ensuring the views of disabled people are well represented.

Due to current restrictions meetings are held virtually, but we are looking forward to resuming the meetings in the offices of Vision North Somerset.

The Disability Access Group are keen to attract more members to get a better representation across a wide range of disabilities and is inviting anyone with a hidden or visible disability to join. 

Hearing first-hand about what matters to people will allow the Council’s officers to make better decisions for the good of everyone in our community, especially those with a variety of needs.

Following the sad loss of the group’s long standing dedicated Chair – Nina Farr, the group has recently nominated a new chair to enable the group to continue to act in the same passionate and active way. Steve Ledbrook, the groups newly appointed chair stated:

“I am absolutely delighted to be nominated has chair and to follow in the footsteps of Nina who was so committed to pushing the group forward.

To be involved with the Disability access group for many years has given me and other members a voice, an opportunity to shape our own local community, to engage with North Somerset Council, to offer our feedback and advise on physical access to business and services.

Many disabled people have struggled throughout the pandemic. Some things have gone backwards, some forwards but we must continue the fight for access for everyone with a disability. I have been involved in improving disability access most of the life through my own family network, working with young disabled people and others with muscular dystrophy and with many trips to parliament. I have this passion and commitment and often won’t shut up until things are changed.

Going forward we have an opportunity to grow our group, to continue to be one of North Somerset Councils essential groups and to enable access for everyone in North Somerset. “

For more information and details on how to become a member, please see my contact details below.

Kind regards,

Dana Jackson [Assoc CIPD]

Inclusion and Corporate Development Officer

People Services

North Somerset Council

Tel: 01934 634989

Post: Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1UJ