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Bascule Disability Training, was founded by Chris Jay. Chris is a recognised and prominent voice on the topic of disability awareness. Born with cerebral palsy, Chris has been a wheelchair user for over 20 years, and is an accomplished training facilitator, public speaker, guest spokesperson and writer on the topic of disability awareness.

Prior to launching Bascule Disability Training, Chris worked as a Training Facilitator and Project Manager for the disability awareness charity- Enable Me, where he developed and delivered training programmes for businesses, universities and schools. He was later appointed as the Executive Chairman of the charity for three years where he steered the organisation back to its core mission of helping to raise awareness of disability in local, educational and business communities.

His role as a Disability Awareness Trainer has allowed him to develop considerable knowledge and experience in assisting and supporting businesses and universities to develop organisational awareness through unique and bespoke training packages.

He has worked with various organisations in numerous areas of business such as the banking and finance sector, (including Coutts Bank) and in the retail, education and the hospitality industry (including Brighton, Portsmouth and Southampton Universities). His support and staff development programmes, interactive modules and workshops have provided workforces with a firmer understanding of disability and its organisational benefits.

Based in Southampton, Chris is a Director of Great Ballard School, near Chichester- an Independent co-educational prep school. He is also a Freeman of the City of London through the Worshipful Company of Educators and a member of the Chartered Management Institute.

Chris has an MSc in Global Security and a BSc in Politics from the University of Southampton.

  Why Choose Bascule Disability Training?

Why Choose Bascule Disability Training?

If you are seeking disability awareness training, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the range of options, various formats, and number of providers.  Here are a few reasons why Bascule Disability Training is the right choice for you… We are a User-Led organisation Unlike many organisations, 100% of our training is user-led meaning that all Bascule training facilitators are people with... Read more

  Chris Jay- A Spokesperson on Disability

Chris Jay- A Spokesperson on Disability

Are you looking for a unique speaker for your event? As a prominent voice and accomplished speaker on the topic of disability, Chris Jay is the perfect choice for a spokesperson at your next event or conference. Born with cerebral palsy, Chris has been a wheelchair user for over 20 years and draws upon his own unique experience... Read more

Press Page

Here is an archive of press coverage and editorial features penned by Chris Jay: If you are interested in comment, editorial contribution or an interview with Chris, please contact info@bascule.com   CLH (Caterer, Licensee, Hotelier)- Improving inclusivity in pubs  Workplace Wellbeing Professional - Chris Jay: Inclusive culture - the key to wellbeing for staff with disabilities - Workplace Wellbeing Professional Money Marketing... Read more