£1250 donation funds Peacehaven Town Council’s Hidden Disability training scheme

Peacehaven Town Council has received a £1250 donation from local housebuilder Barratt Homes, who is building its Chalkers Rise development in Peacehaven. The donation has been used to fund the Council’s Hidden Disabilities training scheme, with training undertaken earlier this month.

Hidden Disabilities aims to help businesses and individuals understand more about people’s individual needs, and how to recognise those with different disabilities, in particular those that are hidden. Thanks to the donation from Barratt Southern Counties, all Officers at Peacehaven Town Council have now undertaken specific training that will allow staff to support those with disabilities who need to access services.

In addition to the training, Peacehaven Town Council has ordered a number of supporting items from the Hidden Disabilities website which will be available for the community to choose from once the building reopened again.

An Officer at Peacehaven Town Council, comments: “We are pleased that every member of staff has undertaken training through the Hidden Disabilities scheme, which will give the council guidance on how to make adjustments with visitors who may require specific help, and our own members of staff too. It is so important to learn how to recognise those with different disabilities as not every disability is visible – some are hidden. Our thanks go to Barratt Southern Counties for working with us on this project, which we truly believe will make a difference.”

Lynnette St-Quintin, Sales and Marketing Director at Barratt Southern Counties, comments: “As a responsible housebuilder and employer, we are committed to diversity and inclusion, and ensure that everyone at Barratt is treated with dignity and respect. We are pleased to support Peacehaven Town Council’s Hidden Disabilities training scheme, which has provided all Officers with useful knowledge on how best to support those with disabilities.”

Barratt Southern Counties is currently building its Chalkers Rise development on Pelham Rise, where a number of two and three-bedroom homes are available. Prices start from £219,995 for a two-bedroom home.

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