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Disability Support. Barry Hayward Head of Service Lucy Antich Senior Disability Adviser (mental health) Ozlem Salih Disability Adviser. Disability…. Defined by the Equality Act 2010 Includes – Mental Health Dyslexia, Dyspraxia Long term medical conditions Autistic Spectrum

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Disability support

Disability Support

Barry Hayward

Head of Service

Lucy Antich

Senior Disability Adviser (mental health)

Ozlem Salih

Disability Adviser


Disability
Disability…

Defined by the Equality Act 2010

Includes –

Mental Health

Dyslexia, Dyspraxia

Long term medical conditions

Autistic Spectrum

Sensory, physical impairments

3


Three main issues
Three main issues

Health

Impairment

Neurological

(e.g. autism, specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia)

4


Health
Health

Struggling to keep up

Time out from study

Missed deadlines

5


Impairment
Impairment

Accessibility of...

Information/Communication

Environment

Technology

6


Neurological e g dyslexia dyspraxia autism
Neurological,e.g. Dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism

Reading

Writing

Study skills

Interaction with others

7


What we do
What We Do

Discuss individual needs, confidentially

  • Advice on reasonable adjustments

  • Help to arrange any support required


Eligibility for support
Eligibility for Support

All students will need to provide

appropriate evidence of disability

Health Conditions / Impairments:

  • A letter from a GP or other Health Professional

    Specific Learning Difficulties:

  • A specialist report (you must be assessed at age 16 or over)

    If you need more information about obtaining evidence, please contact us


Examples of goldsmiths disability adjustments
Examples of Goldsmiths Disability Adjustments

  • Extra time in examinations

  • Extended library loans

  • Recording lectures

  • Parking

  • Assistive Technology Centre (ATC)

  • Equipment Loan Scheme


Your support
Your support

Reasonable Adjustment / Support Agreement

Summary of disability

Departmental responsibilities -

e.g.

  • Academic Department

  • Assessments

  • Library

  • Accommodation

  • Student Services etc.


Disabled students allowance dsa
Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)

Funding to cover additional costs resulting from disability

Eligibility –

Equality Act 2010 definition of disabled person

Undergraduate / Postgraduate Home Students

EU or International students can apply to the Goldsmiths’ Disability Fund


Disabled students allowance cont d
Disabled Students Allowance (cont’d)

  • Specialist IT/Equipment Allowance

  • Support Workers Allowance

  • General Allowance (books etc.)

  • Travel Allowance (if applicable)


Disabled students allowance mentoring
Disabled Students Allowance Mentoring

Supportive professional

One to one – regular sessions

  • Develop skills to self manage / develop independence

  • Identify challenges

  • Develop strategies to take control of life

  • Review progress towards objectives

  • Understanding the University rules and regulations and services


Disabled students allowance specialist spld tutors
Disabled Students Allowance Specialist SpLD Tutors

Supportive professional, dyslexia experts

One to one – regular sessions

  • Develop skills to improve research, reading, writing

  • Develop skills to improve time management, confidence

  • Revision and Examination techniques

  • Understanding the University rules and regulations and services


Disabled students allowance how to apply
Disabled Students Allowance (how to apply)

https://www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas/how-to-claim

or

Email: disability@gold.ac.uk


Disabled students allowance changes from 2015
Disabled Students AllowanceChanges from 2015

Greater scrutiny of evidence

Reduction in assistance on campus – shift to university support

Restrictions on provision of computer equipment


Goldsmiths disabled students scholarships 2014
Goldsmiths Disabled Students’ Scholarships 2014

  • Four awards of £4,500

  • Fee waiver or bursary payment

  • Apply:

    http://www.gold.ac.uk/ug/fees-funding/

    Hurry closes on Monday 23 June 2014


How to contact us

Visit the

Student Centre

RHB

117

: 020 7 717 2292

: disability@gold.ac.uk

: http://www.gold.ac.uk/disability/

Open:

Monday to Friday –

10.00am - 4.00pm

How to contact us



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