LIVING Options Devon is offering free disability awareness training for community groups, clubs, classes and activity providers as part of a new Disability Ambassador Network.

The Disability Ambassador Network is being co-ordinated by Living Options Devon.

It aims to build a friendly pool of volunteer Disability Ambassadors from established groups already active within communities.

The Disability Ambassadors will offer a supportive point of contact for people with disabilities, or long-term health conditions who are interested in joining.

Ambassadors will receive disability awareness training and ongoing support.

Registered clubs, groups, services or organisations will have the chance to be listed on the Living Options Devon website as a part of the Disability Ambassador programme.

Ambassadors will also have the opportunity to help champion disability awareness within the local community or share information and resources.

Megan Kenneally-Stone, Living Options Devon Deputy CEO for Health and Wellbeing, explains: “We know that joining a new group or club can be daunting. By linking our service users with Disability Ambassadors within clubs and providing disability awareness training, we want to make the process easier.

“The outcome, in time, being better engaged communities, and a really significant impact on the health and well-being of the people we support.”

If you run a community group, club, class or are an activity provider for adults and would like to find out more please contact: [email protected]  or visit: .