Makaton Training

Kaleidoscope Festival: A festival celebrating diversity, inclusion and unique abilities Running from
Last event: Wednesday 2 October 2019 at 3pm
  • FREE (booking required)

Members get 10% off tickets at Storyhouse. Moonlight Flicks and Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre. £4 month, no commitment, priority booking, no fees, instant access, two tickets per member.

  • Garret Theatre

Makaton Friendly City – Free Training from Our Campaign to make Chester the first Makaton Friendly City in the UK

Did you know that over 100,000 people in the UK depend upon Makaton in order to communicate? Makaton is an effective language programme that uses signs and/or symbols alongside the spoken word and gives everyone a helping hand to communicate.

Makaton supports children and adults with communication needs including those associated with a learning disability, autism, physical disabilities, sensory impairments, developmental language disorders (DLD), acquired aphasia (stroke), dementia and English as an additional language- in other words, lots of people around the UK.

Imagine walking into a shop and not being understood – that is what many Makaton users experience every day.

As Makaton supports speech it is easy and fun to learn.

This engaging workshop will give you all the skills you need to get started!


Inclusive Teaching Matters is on a mission to make Chester a Makaton Friendly City. We need your help! Sign up on behalf of your business or organisation, whether you work for a big corporation or a small business.
To book your free place, click here and fill out the sign-up form.



Suitable for all


Approx 120 mins

Festival Kaleidoscope Festival

A weeklong festival celebrating neurodiversity and the talents of people living with a learning disability