HC Deb 15 October 2002 vol 390 c634W
Paul Holmes

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will extend the one day impairment awareness courses for decisions makers in the Disability and Carers Service which cover mental health and learning disabilities to other impairments;[74135]

(2) If a course on deaf awareness will be developed for decisions makers in the Disability and Carers Service. [74136]

Maria Eagle

There is an on-going programme of training for all staff in the Disability and Carers Service, which includes a one-day module on Disability Awareness encompassing a range of disability issues, including deaf awareness, together with two specialist one-day modules for Decision Makers covering Mental Health and Learning Disability issues. There is a commitment to review the scope of the Programme with a view to extending the specialist modules for Decision Makers to other impairments in due course.

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