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  • Wed, 13/02/2013 - 18:39

    Children and Families Bill

    NIACE welcomes many of the aims of the Children and Families Bill – published on Tuesday 5 February – but believes the real challenge will be in developing a system that supports young people in their transition to and progression in further education. Initial NIACE response to Children and Families Bill


  • Wed, 13/02/2013 - 18:34

    We want to hear  from you about effective practice in supporting learners with learning difficulties and / or disabilities to access learning. On behalf of the Skills Funding Agency, the National Institute of Continuing Education (NIACE) and the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) are conducting a short survey on provider experiences of recruiting and encouraging the declaration of learners with LDD. The deadline is 26th April 2013. Survey responses will inform the development of guidance and good practice and researchers are keen to include your experiences.

  • Wed, 13/02/2013 - 10:17

    The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles: Series 4

    By Esther Wilson. Comic and touching drama series about a young woman with learning disabilities

    Radio 4 webpage: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01qlkz1


  • Wed, 06/02/2013 - 06:45


    Seven organisations have been awarded grants worth £375,000 to help develop digital products to support young people’s mental health.

  • Fri, 01/02/2013 - 14:42

    Opening doors for young disabled people to engage in youth work

    31 Jan 2013

     A new survey published by Ofsted today finds that more needs to be done to ensure disabled young people can access youth work provision available in their locality.

  • Thu, 31/01/2013 - 09:06

    Collections Delivering Health Outcomes

    Thackray Museum, Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7LN

    Tuesday 5 March 2013, 10am-4pm

    This conference will explore the impact of collections on healthand well-being and the ways in which museums can evidencetheir contribution to health agendas.

  • Wed, 30/01/2013 - 14:36

    Did you know that young adult carers are less likely than their peers to be at college or university?

    Did you know that at 16-18 young adult carers are twice as likely than their peers to be NEET for six months or more?

  • Wed, 30/01/2013 - 08:49

    A united approach to taking action on adult maths

  • Tue, 29/01/2013 - 17:05

    Imagine is charity working
    with adults who experience mental health difficulties. In March 2013 Imagine
    will be  establishing a range of recovery-focused services including

  • Fri, 25/01/2013 - 09:12

    Museums, Health and Wellbeing Seminar 

    The Royal Society for Public Health is launching a series of training events focusing on arts, museums, health and wellbeing as part of their highly regarded Training Solutions Programmes & Courses for people across different sectors. We are pleased to announce the first event will occur on Tuesday 12 March in London and would like to invite you to attend.