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September 2023

Compaid celebrates National Inclusion Week

National Inclusion Week is dedicated to championing inclusion and encourages people and organisations across the UK to make our world as accessible and inclusive of as many people as possible. 

Throughout our digital skills training centre and on our community transport, uplifting our service users is at the core of our mission and every day, our teams provide support that enables every individual who turns to us for help to feel valued and respected as they learn or travel with us.  

Jonathan, our Centre Co-ordinator, said about the week... 

“Digital technology is a necessity for everything we do, and any of us take for granted that we jump online to order our food, book appointments, and pay our bills. At Compaid, we believe that our support enables those in need to learn basic skills to get online safely & understand how to navigate the world of online socialising safely. 

“What's clear is that digital technology now refers to a new world of exciting opportunities, especially for some people who have physical or learning disabilities hoping to move into work or continue their education. By introducing programming & coding into our digital skills sessions, for example, it has proved to be an engaging and successful area for learners. Using this approach also improves literacy and numeracy skills, as programming languages require clear understanding and communications without using IT jargon. 

“Additionally, for some of our learners, years of creative writing work has finally come to fruition through publication with Compaid’s support. One client, who is recovering from a stroke some years ago, has just published her third book, and recently said, ‘You’ve given me my life back’.” 

As an organisation, our vision for disabled, older, and other vulnerable people is to help them realise their full potential and achieve better life outcomes, and National Inclusion Week highlights this and encourages us to continue doing so. 

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