Eye-opening workshop at Centre 81 in Great Yarmouth raises awareness of barriers faced by people with disabilities

Delegates from colleges, MIND and the police meet Centre 81 members Alf Edwards and Joseph Smith du

Delegates from colleges, MIND and the police meet Centre 81 members Alf Edwards and Joseph Smith during the Disability Awareness workshop.Picture: TMS Media - Credit: TMS Media

Students and police officers have been given an insight into the challenges faced by people with disabilities at a special workship.

More then 40 people attended a disability awareness session hosted by Great Yarmouth-based charity Centre 81, which provides skills and activities to people with different disabilities.

Centre members shared their own experiences of living with disabilities, and how they had changed and restricted their lives.

They also gave pointers on how people can assist them in their day-to-day lives.

Diana Staines, chief executive of Centre 81, said: 'These workshops put people in touch with the real barriers that are faced by people with disabilities and enable those who did not have contact with these people to look at the world with different eyes.'


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'The workshop received positive feedback from those in attendance, with one person saying it was 'a real eye-opener.'

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