Making Things Happen Project: iWill Workshops

Thanks to funding from iWill, ALLFIE held online summer workshops for Disabled Young People, including on disability identity, barriers and understanding their rights. Project leader, Justine Jones, reports back.

Thanks to the funding from #iWill we held five summer online workshops for eight Disabled Young People on ‘Speaking up, The Social Model of Disability, disability identity, barriers and understanding your rights’.

These were highly successful and got great feedback:

“I found these training workshops more accessible than other training. Giving people the time they need to express their thoughts effectively and not making assumptions about what they were saying. We really enjoyed the sessions, having facilitators and delegates share their lived experiences of disability to explain themes and creating an environment where people were happy to share their experiences and thoughts” (Lisa, workshop attendee)

  • 100% of attendees felt the information learnt from these workshops has changed how they view themselves and the barriers they face in their daily lives as Disabled people.
  • 100% of attendees felt the topics covered in these workshops will help them to have a say in decisions that affect them in their lives?
  • Attendees feedback what they enjoyed the most and what they felt worked well: 100% said learning from others about their lived experiences.

Self Advocacy organisation, My Life My Choice, Tweeted:

“Our Young People are loving the workshops! If anyone is looking for workshops about making change happen for young people with disabilities then look no further! We really recommend this course, thank you @ALLFIEUK

If this training sound like something you would  like to  attended or know a group of Disabled Young People who would benefit from these workshops, contact

Coming soon: ‘Making Things Happen’ report: Check the website in the coming months for an in-depth insight into the learnings and outcomes of this project.


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