Inclusion Resources

“Knowledge is Power” participation toolkit

Designed for use by Disabled People’s Organisations with Disabled young people, this toolkit has session plans for understanding identity, developing skills & building confidence.

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Despite policy guidance, Disabled young people are still not getting the chance to make decisions about their lives, and Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) are struggling to do this work with them. The toolkit is designed to help DPOs engage with Disabled young people around this issue so that they can become empowered Disabled adults. The toolkit includes sections on Disability and Identity, decision making, and working together as partners for change. It is designed to have DPOs deliver it alongside a Disabled young person who has a good understanding of Disability issues.

The toolkit has been created by ALLFIE and Common Room and co-designed with Disabled young people, to support Disabled Person Led Organisations (DPOs) to better connect with Disabled young people and build their resilience to participate in decision making.

The toolkit is also an opportunity to assist DPOs to build their own sustainability and to ensure they can stay relevant in the future. Currently, there is no rights and empowerment training programme that has been designed to be delivered by Disabled adults and Disabled young people so we hope you will welcome this exciting new training opportunity! It is a chance to step into the future and educate Disabled young people about the power they have and their rights!

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You may also be interested in “Hear Us Out” – the VIPER guide to young people’s participation in decision making.