As a result of the pandemic, the 2021 North East London Foundation Trust Calibre Programme will be a virtual one. There will be four online virtual sessions,  lasting up to a maximum of two hours per session on each day. 

These will be supported by two one-to-one individual sessions for each participant; held at times agreed with each participant. 

The Online Sessions


Session One

What is Calibre? 

The importance of the social model of disability 

Wed, 3 Feb: 10 am to 12 pm


Session Two

How to lead as a disabled person

Wed, 17 Feb: 10 am to 12 pm


Session Three

Disability and the law: thinking about your personal project

Wed, 3 Mar: 10 am to 12 pm


Session Four

Confidence building: How to create a personal project

Wed, 24 Mar: 10 am to 12 pm

The aim of Session 1 is to explain the purpose of Calibre and also to achieve a shared understanding of disability

In Session 2 we explore 'leadership', a concept often misunderstood, and show you as disabled person can unlock your leadership potential

In Session 3, we will explore your legal rights as a disabled employee. Also, we will begin to think about personal projects

In Session 4 we will address the theme of confidence and you will learn how to acquire it. Also, learn how to complete a personal project

Additional information


All the sessions will be  hosted by Dr Ossie Stuart. You can find out more about him here. Or you can contact him by email. He will be very happy to hear from you


You will be expected to complete your personal project by May, 7, 2021. To help you, you will receive two additional face-to-face online sessions with Dr Stuart.


Supporting documentation will be sent to you by email one week prior to each of the sessions. So, this means you can expect to receive your supporting documents for the first session no later than February 27, 2021


Not everyone will find this virtual online programme accessible. This is to be expected and it is understandable. Please contact Dr Stuart if you have any access questions or issues you'd like to raise. It is important that you get the most out of this programme.


Finally, you'll be notified by email about the login details closer to the beginning of the programme. These will be provided by North East London Foundation Trust. This virtual programme will be hosted on Citrix Systems.