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  • Tue, 27/11/2012 - 08:47

    Economic Evidence around Employment Support for Disabled People

    The National Development Team for inclusion has published a new report  that summarises the economic evidence around employment supports for disabled people (including those with mental health problems). Please follow the link for further information and to download the report: Economic Evidence around Employment Support for Disabled People

  • Tue, 27/11/2012 - 08:44

    Virtual Campus News Autumn 2012

    The Virtual Campus News is published as part of a partnership formed by the National Offender Management ServiceSkills Funding Agency and Department for Business Innovation & Skills through prison projects across England and Wales.

    Throughout all of this the key theme is increasing the employability of ex-offenders through providing holistic through-the-gate support.

  • Wed, 14/11/2012 - 10:44

    Working with older lesbian, gay and bisexual people. A Guide for Care and Support Services

    This guide was produced by Stonewall, a charity that campaigns for lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) equality, for care and support organisations about working with older LGB people.

    The guide provides information on:

  • Wed, 14/11/2012 - 10:05

    Dear Colleague

    I am writing to inform you about an update to the Access to Work scheme.

    Access to Work update

    Access to Work support is being made more widely available and funding is being increased to deliver enhanced outcomes for disabled people.

    The Government has announced that an extra £15 million is available for Access to Work in this Spending Review period to help more disabled people to either enter work or retain their job.

  • Mon, 12/11/2012 - 15:20

    Adult Learners’ Week a national celebration coordinated by NIACE will take place from 18 - 24 May 2013. The Week recognises the benefits of lifelong learning and the achievements of outstanding individuals and innovative learning projects across England through Awards and events.

  • Thu, 18/10/2012 - 15:56

    17 September 2012 – New disability action alliance announced to deliver disability strategy

    On 17 September 2012 the Government announces the formation of a new disability action alliance to help respond to the ideas put forward by disabled people and their organisations on living fulfilling lives.

  • Thu, 18/10/2012 - 15:47

    Fulfilling potential

    Working together to empower disabled people

    (Office for Disability Issues)

    On 17 September 2012 the Government published two documents which set out its approach to the commitment to enable disabled people to fulfil their potential and play a full role in society.

  • Wed, 10/10/2012 - 10:20

    Dear MHFE network member

     Today is World Mental Health Day an opportunity  perhaps,  to take some time out to think about our health and wellbeing.  There is a collection of wellbeing podcasts available to listen to and/or download that may be of interest on the following link http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/help-information/podcasts/.   


    Best wishes


    Yola Jacobsen

    NIACE Programme Manager

  • Thu, 20/09/2012 - 16:33

    Learner Voice Excellence Programme

    "With the changes to the Common Inspection Framework, listening to learners' experiences are now of even greater importance. Understanding learners' views is central to the development and improvement of the quality of your provision, as well as to the quality of inspections."


  • Mon, 17/09/2012 - 15:12

    Time to Change monthly e-news

    The September 2012 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_September.html.

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