Woodbrooke Learning and Accessibility

At Woodbrooke we aim to provide inclusive, participatory learning that recognises and affirms the diverse gifts of all in the community.

We all have needs in relation to our learning and our tutors work to ensure all are able to participate in ways suitable for them and the course. We are aware that some people may have particular requirements that need to be met in order to enable them to come to Woodbrooke and to participate in courses (e.g. being a wheelchair user and needing a ground floor bedroom or needing course material/handouts provided in a particular format).

Meeting your requirements

Woodbrooke has hearing loops, ramps, scooters, a wheelchair lift, stair lifts and specially-fitted bathrooms, toilets and bedrooms.

If you have access or communications requirements, please let us know as soon as possible, preferably at least three weeks before your course. In our experience, this gives us a better chance of meeting your requirements. We will try to meet all access and communications requests, but cannot guarantee provision.

Asking for information about requirements

We understand that the way that different needs impact on someone’s life varies greatly between individuals. We especially understand that if the needs are well managed, asking further questions might feel intrusive.

We ask for information about your requirements so we can work with you to ensure that the necessary provision is in place for you to participate as fully as possible in your chosen course.

We are guided in this by equality legislation and by our Quaker commitment to equality. This information will be shared with relevant staff and course tutors. Sometimes it is helpful for staff or tutors to be able to contact participants to discuss their requirements and how these can best be supported.

Please contact us in advance to discuss any specific needs or if you would like further information.

If you or your child needs a carer in order to attend a course, we offer the carer a free residential place.