Become a JAM Card Friendly Business

24th November 2021

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A key focus of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Recovery Plan is to make the towns as accessible as possible for everyone. To support that aim, the Council is inviting local businesses to sign up to participate in JAM training to create a more accessible environment for people with a disability, particularly those with a learning or hidden disability.

The seminar on how to make your business JAM friendly will take place online on Tuesday 30 November commencing at 9.30am.

Speaking about the training, the Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Errol Thompson, said;

“One of the key themes of the Fermanagh and Omagh Community Plan 2030 is to make the district as inclusive and accessible for everyone and that applies also to their retail experience. JAM Cards allow people with various disabilities, who come across communication barriers every day, to discreetly show others that they need ‘Just A Minute’.

People with disabilities, particularly those with a hidden disability, can sometimes find it difficult to explain their condition and their need for extra time, especially in busy environments. By providing JAM training to businesses, it will not only raise awareness of the card but also help to explain their requirements to staff in an easy and effective manner.”

Over 500 business across Northern Ireland are JAM Card friendly and recognise the importance of having this addition to improve customer service. Becoming a JAM friendly business can also benefit staff as it will give them valuable knowledge about different types of disabilities and teach them how to engage in an effective and respectful manner with a customer with a disability. To register for the training please visit –

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