Skill: National Bureau for Students with Disabilities
is an independent charity that promotes opportunities for people with
any kind of disability in learning and employment. Since 1974 we have
been helping young people and adults over 16 years of age with any kind
of disability including physical and sensory disabilities, learning and
mental health difficulties throughout the UK. Skill believes that for
many disabled people education is the key to leading a fulfilling and
What does Skill do?
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- Provides a free information and advice service for individual
disabled people and the professionals who work with them, via a freephone
helpline, email and the website. This information and advice helps
disabled people to overcome financial and physical barriers, ignorance
and discrimination so that they can study, train or find work.
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- Informs and influences key policy makers to improve legal
rights and support for disabled people in post-16 education and training.
Skill works together with individual disabled people, professionals
working in education, training and careers, employers and disability
organisations to influence government. We listen to the people who
contact our Information service so that we know what the real issues
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- Promotes best practice through:
- Skill membership - keeping professionals up to date and
informed about policy changes, providing the opportunity for exchanging
information and ideas and to be more closely involved with Skill's
- Running topical conferences and seminars
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- Producing informative and practical publications
- Providing consultancy and staff training for colleges,
universities and other organisations.
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- Skill training Did you know that Skill can train your staff and provide expert advice on policies, practice and procedures concerning disabled people including how to meet your needs under the DDA and the new Disability Equality Duty?
- Conducts research and develops projects on education and
disability issues to address gaps in provision and to take forward
Can you help us to continue to provide vital
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