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Adult and community learning

The YOU Programme - Central Bedfordshire

Enabling positive health and wellbeing through education and empowerment

Welcome to the dedicated webpage for the BIS Community Learning Mental Health Pilot - The YOU Programme - in Central Bedfordshire.

Our learning offer

The YOU programme is about your empowerment, your recovery, your options and how to make them work for you.

Libraries as a great resource

Hi, Have you heard about a national initiative that Libraries are doing called 'Books on Prescription'? If not, there is info on readingagency.org.uk/readingwell. This would support any of the Mental Health Community Learning Pilots that are out there. Lisa

Recipe for Success - Hackney Community College

Image showing the cover of Hackney Community College section in Cooking up a Storm

This page contains  Hackney Community College's recipe and additional information from the college as part of the Recipe for Success e-resource

Swarthmore Adult Education Centre: case study

One of the case studies from the LSIS Progression pathways for learners experiencing mental health difficulties project.  Swarthmore Adult Education Centre in Leeds, a voluntary and community organisation, offered taster sessions to learners to find out what needed to be in place to help them progress towards more and different types of programmes. 

LSIS Project Report: Progression pathways for learners experiencing mental health problems

A summary of findings from projects delivered by 8 learning and skills providers early in 2011.  Emerging common themes about how to deliver effective services for people who experience mental health problems are identified together with recommendations for future research.  A brief summary of each project and its findings is available in the annex to the report.

PLEASE NOTE - the full case studies will be published shortly and available from the library.

NIACE announces new funding: The Adult and Community Learning Fund

NIACE has today announced that the new Adult and Community Learning Fund is open for applications until 12 noon, Friday 10 June 2011.

Transformation Fund: Disabled learners

This is one of  9 supplementary reports about projects funded in 2009/10 as part of the Labour government's £20 million ‘Transformation Fund’ (TF) to support innovative informal adult and community learning projects across England. Each report captures  outcomes for different learners, in different settings, enagaged in all sorts of learning opportunities. More than a million people participated in a wide variety of learning activities.  


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