Resources

Learn more about the breadth and quality of DISC's work across communities in the North of England. Watch some useful videos, and download useful resources. Use the filter below to find resources for you.

North Yorkshire Horizons Report

Liverpool John Moores University published an independent report on the North Yorkshire Horizons Adult Drug & Alcohol Service in December 2016.

It's a detailed report that has some really positive things to say about the service model used and the participation of Peer Mentors.

WY-FI Conference 2016 – From Theory to Practice

Our vision is that by 2020 adults with multiple needs in West Yorkshire should have the opportunity of a settled home, positive health and wellbeing, access to education and employment, and trust in a positive future.

Academy for Justice Commissioning Bulletin highlights DISC-led WY-FI project collaboration

"...NHS England then sought advice on accessing the patient voice from WY-FI (West Yorkshire Finding Independence) – a third sector partnership of organisations (lead organisation: DISC) and funded by the Big Lottery Fund who are experienced in involving ‘experts by experience’..." read report, p6.

Ofsted published report, 2015

Ofsted say DISC is an Outstanding learning provider: "This provider is outstanding because: Learners develop excellent personal, social and employability skills. They make significant progress towards becoming self-assured, confident and courteous and better prepared for life and work."

Ofsted Best Practice Report: Preparing vulnerable young people for employment – DISC

The best practice report says: “The success of the programme is a reflection of the high levels of personal support from DISC staff and a curriculum that incorporates high quality work experience.”

CQC Inspection Report 2014

The Care Quality Commission's report begins..."We found the involvement of people who used the service was integral to the development of services provided by DISC. There were well embedded processes in place to gather and take account of the views of people who used the service."

DISC Outcomes 2012 to September 2015

Between January 2012 and September, 2015, a total of 376 families have left DISC’s family support services.. See statistics on outcomes for families and individuals.

Our GOALs project for people with learning disabilities.

For over 20 years, DISC GOALs project has provided life enriching support services across County Durham for adults with learning disabilities. See our GOALs videos.

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