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Julie Lunt

United Kingdom


Professional Background
• State Registered Occupational Therapist
• 0ver 20 year’s experience in Learning Disabilities in communities teams and managing Occupational Therapy teams in North West and Southern England
• Worked with people with mental illness, older people, hospice care and physical disabilities in hospital and community services.
• Teaching certificate
• Associate trainer for BILD delivering training for Learning Disabilities Award Framework
• Associate with Helen Sanderson Associates delivering Person Centred Thinking, Person Centred Reviews and Personal Budgets Training

Key experiences Key Achievements
• 2011 – 2015. UK lead and transfer expert for ‘New Paths to Inclusion’ a three year European project funded by the Leonardo Foundation which was successfully completed in September 2011. I delivered training and advised on person centred practice for organisations in 6 EU countries. I edited ‘Training and Practice in Person Centred Planning – A European Perspective’ and co-edited the on-line training pack. This was followed in 2013 by a second project to further develop inclusive practice and deliver training in further 6 countries and mentoring three large provider organisations to become inclusive person centred organisations in Austria, Germany and Luxembourg using the model of Theory U.
• 2015. Delivered training in person centred practices to support the pilot development Early Years Development programme in Slovakia to professionals working with families.
• 2014-2016 Work package lead in AEMA [adult education made accessible] to improve accessibility in adult education through the development of an on-line portal where organisations can measure their accessibility and set targets to improve and find experts to support them.
• 2008 and 2011.Delivered programmes in self-directed support as part of the governments ‘Personalisation’ agenda, including training and ‘planning live’ for local authority adult services and mental health services. Supporting people to write their own support plans and demonstrate how they will achieve person centred outcomes through their personal budget.
• 2007 – 10. Lead in the Eastern Region in ‘Person Centred Reviews in Transition’, a national DoH. Programme which was followed by the ‘Getting a Life’ programme to promote work opportunities for young people with learning disabilities using person centred practice.
• 2010 – 2013. Project lead in the development of person centred practice in India, funded jointly by Oxfam, Tesco and The HSA Foundation, delivered in partnership with Menter Fachwen Social Enterprise, Llanberis, Snowdonia which delivered person centred practice training to academics, social workers and service providers Kottayam, Kerala and Bangalore University and support for Menter Fachwen a day centre for women with Learning Disabilities. This work has led to the development of an initiative to make the town of Kottayam the first disability friendly town in India. The project completed in February 2013 with the establishment of the ‘Institute of Person centred Practice in India’ (IPCAI) which aims to develop sustainability and development of standards at a national level.
• Citizens advocate for 10 years

Key Skills
• Expert in person centred practices
• Expert in group facilitation using Theory U and embodiment practices to support organisations to commit to and make person centred change
• Skilled in systemic and psychodynamic approaches to support leadership, supervision and mentorship
• Listening to and supporting people with disabilities and their families
• Energising and inspiring individuals and teams
• Extensive knowledge of the complexity of the physical, neurological and psychological aspect of disabilities how this impacts on peoples lives and supporting them in daily living, developing skills, making choices and planning their lives.

Presentation of competencies

Developing positive attitudes and values towards adult learners with disabilities

Odnos do udeležencev s posebnimi potrebami v izobraževanju odraslih

The expert understands the importance of inclusion and participation of people with disabilities and demonstrates positive values and attitudes.

Pričakovanja do udeležencev s posebnimi potrebami v izobraževanju odraslih

The expert has a positive attitude towards the abilities of people and is experienced in strategies which support people to reach their potential.

Odnos ostalih udeležencev v izobraževanju odraslih

The expert is skilled in methods which promote positive attitude and values among the learners.

Zagovorništvo udeležencev s posebnimi potrebami v izobraževanju odraslih

The expert is able to support organisations in developing an inclusive model of education.

Odnos do zakonodaje in predpisov na področju dostopnosti

The expert understands accessibility legislation and guidelines and is able to advise an organisation to fulfil their responsibilities.

Izgradnja partnerstva

The expert is familiar with and able to share information of local and national organisations promoting rights of learners with disabilities.
Zajištění přístupného prostředí pro učení

Pregled dostopnosti

The expert is able to test the physical environment on its accessibility and work with an organisation to develop strategies to improve and evaluate it.

Strokovna podpora

The expert is able to support organisations in developing internal resources and competencies on accessibility and locating other experts.

Upravljanje fizičnega dostopa

The expert is familiar with European and national standards, as well as good practice in making environments accessible and is able to advise and train organisations.

Proračun za dostopnost

The expert is aware of the costs of creating an accessible environment and is able to give advice on possibilities of financing.
Plánování přístupného učení

Načrtovanje učenja in ocenjevanja

The expert is experienced in person-centred support planning and able to train teaching staff to ensure flexible learning.

Priznavanje predhodnega izobraževanja in izkušenj

The expert can train staff on how to recognise prior learning and experiences of learners with disabilities and how to include them in future learning goals.

Zdravje in varnost

The expert can advise about health and safety measures for learners with disabilities.
Podpora přístupného učení

Osebna asistenca

The expert can advise the organisation about the possibilities of internal/external personal assistance. They may signpost to qualified and experienced personal assistants.

Strokovno znanje zaposlenih o udeležencih s posebnimi potrebami v izobraževanju odraslih

The expert is able to advise staff on needs of learners with different disabilities and offer training in meeting their needs.

Stalni strokovni razvoj

The expert can train or knows further education for staff regarding accessible education of learners with disabilities.

Podpora učiteljem

The expert is able to advise organisations on developing plans to induct its staff on accessibility.
Komunikace a vztahy s veřejností

Komunikacija z udeleženci s posebnimi potrebami v izobraževanju odraslih

The expert is able to train staff on methods and tools for an appropriate and positive communication with learners with disabilities.

Obveščanje o izvajanju izobraževanja

The expert is able to support the organisation in the provision of accessible information and offer training.

Informiranje o dostopnosti v ponudbi izobraževanj

The expert is able to support the organisation in providing information on the accessibility of their course offerings in their public relation material.

Promocija ponudbe izobraževanj

The expert knows strategies und methods to promote inclusive courses and trainings by addressing learners with and without disabilities.

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