Disability Matters - online learning

This free, flexible learning resource helps those who work, volunteer or engage with disabled children and young people (from 0 to 25 years) and their families. It covers both physical and intellectual disabilities.
A group of disabled young people

Why do we need Disability Matters?

Disabled children and young people, and their families, face many barriers everyday - from social events and sports to accessing health services and coping at school, college or work.

To bring about the changes we think will make a positive, practical and lasting difference, we need to help those who work, volunteer or engage with disabled children and young people.

We believe that people across the UK are looking to change society for the better on matters related to disability. Disability Matters wants to make a significant contribution to the way in which the UK challenges current attitudes, fears and insecurities about disability. Disabled children and young people, their families, friends and other carers should receive the support they need on the issues that matter to them.

The RCPCH was delighted to lead on Disability Matters for our consortium partners.

Made me think about my choice of words and helped increase confidence in asking and talking about conditions.


What is Disability Matters?

Disability Matters is developed by disabled young people, parent carers and other experts.

Bite-sized learning packages match the needs of different individuals, groups, organisations and sectors.

These offer practical advice about supporting disabled children, young people and their families to achieve the outcomes that matter to them.

Excellent! This module shows that impairment doesn’t need to disable you.