ARC England - Understanding Diversity in Learning Disability Services; Birmingham - 23 March 2017

There are an estimated 220,00 people with learning disabilities from ethnic minority backgrounds. Furthermore, 25% of new entrants to adult learning disability services could come from ethnic minority backgrounds. These figures are not reflected in most learning disability service providers.

ARC has designed this Understanding Diversity workshop to build upon these findings.

The Understanding Diversity workshop will cover:

  • Individual identity
  • What is culture?
  • What is diversity?
  • How to avoid prejudice
  • How to work in a culturally competent manner
  • How to engage with communities
  • How to adapt practices to make them appropriate for everyone
  • Individual exercises and group work
  • Forward planning exercises

Those attending will be informed of a variety of sources of help to support good practice and also will gain an understanding of legal requirements and relevant laws and government policies.

The course content is designed to be flexible, addressing needs and interests of those attending to aid their learning.

Completion of this workshop will help the attendees support people from a diverse range of backgrounds in an appropriate way, meeting an important element of the new commissioning structure. The workshop will also support staff working to achieve their Care Certificate by covering part of the knowledge requirements for the Equality and Diversity standard.

We are taking bookings for:

  • 23 March 2017 – Birmingham


  • £78 (ARC members)
  • £89 (Non-members)


To book your place on the Understanding Diversity workshop please download this booking form and return to

Did you know?

This workshop is available on an in-house basis? Our expert trainer will come to your organisation and deliver this workshop to up to fifteen members of staff for a flat day rate of £595 (ARC Members) or £625 (Non-members) plus trainer’s travel expenses, offering a flexible and cost-effective way to train your team. To discuss this option, please contact us.

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