Staff and Stakeholders: Personal Support

Trainees with additional support needs

We believe that every reasonable adjustment needs to be made to enable access to this training programme by those who are disabled in any way by society. The DClinPsy programme is within the Division of Health Research, a department which strives to make itself inclusive.

The university has an array of support services to ensure no student feels disadvantaged. Details of these services are sent to trainees prior to their start date and the following website is a useful resource: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/sbs/disabilities/ .

Trainees are advised to initially contact Katherine Thackeray Programme Administrator, who can advise them on the support available and the process in securing the support: k.thackeray@lancaster.ac.uk 01524 592970. Trainees may also wish to discuss matters with their individual tutors.

Katherine will put the trainees in touch with staff at the university's Student Based Services, who will be able to offer detailed advice and will offer an assessment at their Assessment Centre. The purpose of an assessment is to identify study aids and strategies required to provide equal access to the curriculum. Katherine will liaise with Student Based Services and the funding body to cover the costs of the assessment. The cost of suggested equipment will also be negotiated with the funding body.

Once the assessment has taken place and the report has been received, staff are informed and asked to follow the recommendations.

 

DClinPsy Insight

The programme tries to maintain a friendly, caring and approachable face with its trainees and with all qualified clinicians who contribute to the training programme. Our vision is to continue in this spirit.

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