The Reach Charity webinar series Reach: Insights continues!
Our speakers and topics cover various areas from advice surrounding Disability Living Allowance, fitness, music, driving, health professionals, careers to parent’s and sports personalities sharing their personal experiences.
We have our very own bespoke interactive website at reachinsights.live where you can view the events, past & present and interact in live Q&As.
These events are inclusive for all, our speakers are happy to be asked questions before, during, if a live Q&A is scheduled, and after the webinar. Please do email all questions to email@example.com just state who the question is directed at and we will do the rest! More dates are to be added so watch this space!
These webinars have been made possible from a CAF Resilience Fund grant.
Missed any previous webinars? Not a problem click here to view all past shows, or you can catch up on reachinsights.live
Read on for speaker information
Saturday 10th April 2021 10am
Returning key speaker from The Reach Annual Family Weekend in 2018, psychosocial practitioner Orla Duncan will be sharing advice on how to cope when answering those ‘trickier’ questions from strangers, friends and family. Other discussion points will include, as a new parent, grandparents, toddler and young school age children, residentials, starting high school/secondary school
Orla, who for many years, has worked closely alongside the charity Changing Faces, helps children with a wide range of conditions that can affect appearance. In offering specialised emotional and practical support to children with scars, markings, upper limb difference and other conditions that affect appearance, Orla can help build self-confidence and teach strategies and ways of coping with negative comments.
We are very keen to be led by questions so please do email us any worries, situations that you are unsure how to approach, email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Orla will also be available on Saturday 13th March for live Q&A’s
Saturday 17th April 2021 10am
For many years Frank has campaigned for a fair deal on behalf of families and individuals with disabilities. His breadth of knowledge around Disability Living Allowance has been invaluable to many and Frank has represented several cases with families at Disability Appeal Tribunals.
Frank has many, many strings to his bow! A father of 5 and Grandfather of 5, Frank lives a remarkably independent life. He can ride a modified bike, drive an automatic car, and also enjoys sailing. Frank is extremely skilful using his feet completing daily tasks with ease, writing, working on a computer, gardening, playing darts to name but a few.
In 2015 he received an MBE for services to people with disabilities and to the wider community in Crediton, and for the 12th year Cllr Frank Letch was elected chairman of Crediton Town Council and Mayor of Crediton May 2020.
Later this year Frank will be featured in a film about his life, we will keep you posted!
Frank is a Reach Ambassador and active disability rights campaigner and has a wealth of experience in handling DLA applications, he will be interviewed by Alastair Greener and available for live Q&As, email us at email@example.com if their is a particular area you would like Frank to cover.
Saturday 24th April 2021 10am
Cornel is a Senior Access Officer – Disability Manager at Cheshire West and Chester Council , a disability and partnership strategy expert, employability professional and Oxford University graduate. Alongside the day job and in his spare time, Cornel is a professional musician, with a number of prestigious performances and an illustrious musical portfolio to his name. An avid fundraiser from the age of 6, Cornel raised thousands of pounds which was recognised when he received the Pride of Britain Child of Courage Award in March 2004.
Cornel is also Founder and Chief Executive of the Cornel Romanian Rehabilitation Centre Trust.
Cornel will be showcasing his musical talents, sharing some life experiences and answering questions with Alastair, please do email firstname.lastname@example.org to put your questions forward.
Follow Cornel on Facebook, Instagram and check out his YouTube channel