Posted: Fri 29th Jan 2016

Free Equalities Training for Licensed Drivers

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Friday, Jan 29th, 2016

Licensed drivers in Ceredigion are being offered free equalities training, intended to raise awareness of mobility issues and to improve their vehicles’ accessibility. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

​The training, which is being offered by Ceredigion County Council, covers a wide range of topics including how to deal with people with impaired vision and / or hearing, how to assist those with mobility restrictions, and use and security of wheelchairs and wheelchair users in licensed vehicles. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Councillor Rhodri Evans, Cabinet Member for Lifestyle Services, said: “This training is a great opportunity for licensed drivers to learn more about people with mobility issues or impairments. Increased awareness of their passengers’ needs can only enhance the service that these drivers can offer their customers.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

This training comes following the Council’s decision to adopt a raft of ‘accessibility conditions’, intended to provide an equal level of service and access to service for all of the county’s residents. Licensed drivers who participate in the training will learn more about how to offer a more accessible service to customers who may have impairments or mobility issues. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Several licensed drivers have already attended a training session, with the next available session scheduled to be held in March. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

If you’d like to book your place in a training session, or for further information, please contact the Licensing service by phoning 01545 572176. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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