Making the invisible – Able

COVID-19 **Update 27/03/2020

Covid -19 Update   all at invis-Ability have been working hard and our facilitators are working at offering FREE sessions of some of our topics, for information on the sessions we are offering please keep an eye on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/invisabilitycic

With our online courses we have implemented the process below.

Online Safeguarding – Please read

At invis-Ability we always take the safety of our learners seriously. When we run classes online we ask that no-one gives personal details during classes – even if we all know each other. First names only in class please.

Please be respectful of others – take turns, use kind words.  Any inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated and will result in removal from the session and may result in a ban from all our classes in any format.

We will always try to have at least 2 staff (all hold full DBS checks) or volunteers in an online class session. They will be introduced at the beginning of the session. If we, for technical reasons are unable to have 2 members in the session during under 18’s classes we will ask for at least one parent to sit and observe the session visible to all in the call.

We ask that parents of under 18’s are within earshot of their child.

If you or your child feels uncomfortable at anytime during the session – please message the invis-Ability facebook page – we will be keeping an eye on messages there if people have difficulty logging in or any other issues or use the pm option in zoom to the admin online (they will be identified at the start of the session)

invis-Ability CIC is a not-for-profit organisation.

Currently providing workshops in the Stevenage area in community buildings.

Our Vision

● To provide a fully accessible hub for training and learning open to the whole community – specialising in disability equality and enterprise skills training for the community.

● To working with the home-education community to provide a safe space for them to run their own groups, meetings at affordable rates

● To work with statutory services (such as careers service, employment service, council) to provide training in enterprise and work related skills to the wider community.

● To provide a learning space for adults with crèche facilities on the premises at set times.

● To provide a showcase for products created by young entrepreneurs as a step towards creating their own shop in the future.

● To provide supported work experience to young people who could build their confidence to go on to further work experiences, and the world of work.

● A safe space for all regardless of ability, gender, race or religion

● To empower and enable the hidden parts of our community to find their voice and increase their opportunities – Making the invisable able!

Our Mission

invis-Ability exists to enable students who are ‘invisible’ or marginalised in society to learn new skills and empower them to take themselves on to new things – Finding their own abilities and path. We take a unique and innovative approach to teaching which helps students to help themselves. Our students are able to develop the tools they need for ongoing success in their fields of further studies.

Our Ethics

We will not tolerate any forms of discrimination and will strive to create an environment that is as accessible to all. We will only work with organisations that agree with our values and ethics