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Barnet Mencap
35 Hendon Lane
Finchley, London N3 1RT
Tel: 020 8349 3842
Fax: 020 8349 2192

Resources

We regularly put on free learning disability and autism awareness training sessions for organisations and individuals. The next session is on Tuesday 11th April 2017. These will help to:

  • raise understanding of learning disability and/or autism within your community
  • develop your confidence and communication skillsawarenessmini
  • understand your customers and local community’s needs

Click here to view feedback from previous sessions.

If you are interested in attending one of these sessions, or for us to hold a session at your workplace, pelase get in touch by emailing projectsupport@barnetmencap.org.uk or by telephone at 020 8349 3842

As a resource, not just for people who have been on the training, below are some of the tools from the training session and useful sources of information.

Learning Disability Today
Knowledge Hub brings you the latest news on learning disabilities along with an archive of features, expert columns, videos, best practice guidance and policy updates and analysis.
http://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk

Change People
CHANGE is a leading national human rights organisation led by disabled people. Volunteering, Training, Resources and Easy Read information is found on this website.
http://www.changepeople.org

Easyread
Easy Read is a document template, making written information easier to understand for people with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism

Volunteers from the project Getting It Right - From The Start share some guidelines in this video you should follow when creating Easyread documents
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiPk02sOipE

Photosymbols
Photosymbols is a unique photo library for everyone making Easy Read information. Their symbols are based on photos so they're colourful and easy to recognise. The main characters are acted by models with learning disabilities.

A subscription gives you 12 months access. You can use the pictures as much as you like in documents, websites and presentations. They add new images each month so you're always up-to-date.
http://www.photosymbols.com/

Easyhealth
Easyhealth was made so that people know where to find ‘accessible’ health information. ‘Accessible’ information is information that uses easy words with pictures.

There are over 500 leaflets on Easyhealth, made by many different organisations. You can print off nearly all the leaflets straight away.
http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/

Autism and Sensory Sensitivity Video
Understand autism, the person and what to do. A powerful short video from The National Autistic Society to give you an insight into how people with Autism process their world.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycCN3qTYVyo

Healthwatch Barnet Video
This short video was created by Barnet Mencap to share the research collected about improvements and changes of local health services that people with Learning Disabilities and Autism access within Barnet. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOzNlybFs3k

Please also see our Links page for links to other organisations and documents