Cost can be a major factor in preventing people from getting the support they need. D&A believes that your social economic background shouldn’t be the deciding factor in whether you can access support. That’s why we run courses that are accessible to all.
Digital Inclusion and Homelessness
There is a strong correlation between homelessness and undiagnosed learning differences. Research also shows that 44 percent of homeless people have a mental health diagnosis, in comparison with 23 percent of the general population.
Journey to Employment
D&A co-delivered the J2E Pilot in Southampton, as a specialist partner offering training on Assistive Technology (AT) and strategies derived from lived experience of disability. The J2E programme is a Jobcentre Plus initiative designed to support disabled job seekers into work, focusing on things such as CV writing, job searching and interview techniques.
The HERA Partnership
HERA, or “The Healing Expressive and Recovery Arts Project”, is an arts & health programme delivered across Brighton and Hove. Four of Brighton & Hove’s leading arts and health organisations; the Robin Hood Health Foundation (RHHF), The Old Market (TOM), Creative Future (CF) and Diversity & Ability (D&A) have come together to form The HERA Partnership.
Over the next 3 years the partnership will be developing & delivering an innovative and varied programme of inclusive arts & health focussed activities for people living with complex or long-term health challenges. This will include creative workshops, training, access support for low confidence, and public events to showcase the creativity and diversity of Brighton & Hove.