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  • Fri, 06/03/2015 - 11:57

    Dear colleague,

    NIACE would like to invite you to take part in research to identify and disseminate effective practice in developing the role of volunteers and volunteering in local Community Learning partnerships.

  • Mon, 23/02/2015 - 02:22

    The Autumn Statement announced £20 million over two years (£5m 2015-16 and £15m 2016-17) to pilot adult education courses to help adults recover from mild to moderate mental health problems, including depression, anxiety and sleep disorders. In January 2015 directly-funded Community Learning providers (mostly Local Authority adult education services and FE colleges) were invited to apply to the Skills Funding Agency (Agency) for funding for the first year.

    BIS has not set a top-down ‘blueprint’ for the content of local mental health courses. Courses may:

  • Sat, 21/02/2015 - 14:10

    Screenshot image of the flier for the Challenging Wellbeing course.</body></html>

  • Fri, 20/02/2015 - 10:14

    Have you seen the new 3-minute animation about depression on the Royal College of Psychiatrists website?

  • Tue, 10/02/2015 - 13:17

    Limited places at these two events in London in March - book now!

  • Sun, 01/02/2015 - 20:59

    Please help us make it a good makeover. Login and post a reply below or tweet using #MHFE or email mhfewhatsnew@gmail.com to tell us what you'd like us to change and how: 

  • Sat, 10/01/2015 - 22:11

    Disabled Access Day is all about venues and organisations opening up to disabled people and their freinds and families. And, it's about disabled people getting out and accessing something new/different where they’ve never been before - library, art gallery, adult learning class, college, coffee shop, sports centre or anywhere else...

  • Fri, 19/12/2014 - 08:14

    Access to Work: Disability scheme 'not reaching people'

    As reported on the BBC website: "substantial numbers of disabled people are missing out on government support to help them into work, MPs have said.

    The government's Access to Work programme suffers from a lack of funding and publicity, the Work and Pensions Select Committee report found."

    Further information can be found at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30541980

  • Thu, 11/12/2014 - 01:50

    Image showing the front cover of the January 2015 diary sampleFollowing the huge success of the Staff Diversity Diary over the last three years, Alex Baghurst,

  • Mon, 17/11/2014 - 11:43

    Impact of changes to Learning Support in the post-19 sector

    Dear Colleagues

    NIACE has been commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to research the impact of Learning Support changes which were introduced in the academic year 2013/14.

    This survey is for practitioners in the post-19 sector in England. It aims to find out what impact, both positive and negative, the change to Learning Support has had for providers, and how they are working to overcome any challenges they face.