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  • Thu, 24/01/2013 - 16:20

    Time to Change monthly e-news

    The January 2013 edition of the Time to Change monthly e-news is now avaliable from the Time to Change website: http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/files/newsletter/monthlyenews_January.html.

    Features: A milestone year for tackling stigma.


  • Tue, 22/01/2013 - 15:47

    Just before Christmas the Education Committee published its report on the pre-legislative scrutiny of the SEN and Disability reforms.  NIACE notes that the committee is calling for:

  • Tue, 22/01/2013 - 15:02

    The National Union of Students (NUS) is undertaking the first ever UK-wide research into the experiences of student carers in further and higher education. The information gathered from the research will be used by the NUS to lobby for better support for student carers and to support students’ unions to do the same on their campuses.

  • Fri, 04/01/2013 - 10:51

    Help people in your community get back into work!

    ESF Community Learning Grants

    The WEA (Workers’ Educational Association) invites your organisation to apply for a small grant, up to a maximum of £12,000, from the ESF Community Learning Grants programme. This is to fund courses and activities supporting individuals who are out of work, helping them to access employment or further learning and training.

    The Fourth Grant Round will be open from 12/11/12 – 17/1/13.

  • Thu, 20/12/2012 - 15:16

    Hi Folks


    Just to let you know that in Resources there is a link and a brief write up about a useful resource from the Equality and Human Rights Commission: a Technical Guidance on the Equality Act of 2010. A link to the resource itself is below.


  • Wed, 19/12/2012 - 13:09

    Time to Change monthly e-news

    The October 2012 edition of the Time to Change monthly e-news is now available from the Time to Change website: http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/files/newsletter/monthlyenews_December.html.

    Main headline: Frankie Sandford and Waynes Bridges pledge together.

    Time to Change is England's biggest programme to end the discrimination faced by people with mental health problems.

  • Thu, 06/12/2012 - 15:29

    Mainstream is a social inclusion project run by the adult mental health charity Imagine. In October 2012,

    Mainstream created a short film using "post-it" notes containing the words of people who had used the service to access a wide range of community activities including Education and Training in mainstream settings.


  • Wed, 05/12/2012 - 15:42

    Interesting blog giving insight into the life of a parent of children with autism



  • Wed, 05/12/2012 - 13:58

    MHFE Virtual Secondees join the project

     12 Virtual Secondees have joined the NIACE MHFE e-project from a range of organisations, FE, ACL, Voluntary sector organisations, NHS trusts and Offender Learning.  The group met on December 5th at Northern College to plan their work on the project.  To keep up to date with developments there will be news posted on the MHFE website.

  • Mon, 03/12/2012 - 11:51

    Dear colleague,


    There are just a couple of weeks left to submit your nominations for this year's Adult Learners' Week Awards! Don't miss your chance to nominate the people and projects that have inspired you and deserve further recognition.

    We've got a range of new award categories for individual learners and learning projects, reflecting the breadth of learning which takes place: