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Disability Matters

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Disability Matters is a free, flexible, online learning resource that helps those who work, volunteer, or engage with disabled children and young people (from 0 to 25 years) and their families. It covers both physical and learning disabilities. It's part of NHS England's Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) programme. It's delivered in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies.

Disability Matters offers three programmes:

  • Disability Matters (all Disability Matters e-learning sessions)
  • Disability Matters Learning Packages (e-learning sessions that have been grouped together to meet particular learning needs)
  • Disability Matters Resources (face-to-face training resource packs)

Each Disability Matters session (about 20-30 minutes of e-Learning) has been co-produced by disabled young people, parent-carers, and other experts in the field. They are full of real stories of the experiences of disabled children, young people, and their families. There are tips on what everyone can do better to warmly welcome, value, respect, and communicate with disabled people. There's also advice on ways to actively include disabled people in choices, decisions, everyday activities, and access to services.

All Disability Matters content is free to access, with no registration necessary. However, registration is recommended, as this allows you to track your learning.

National Organisation
Age range
Suitable for ages from 0 to 99 years
Referral route
No Referral Needed
For people with
Suitable for Everyone
Eligibility criteria
Provider category
Universal Services - Suitable for Everyone


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Last updated 28 March 2024