Internship programme for local people with disabilities hailed a success

Last year, Knowsley Council offered year-long internships for 11 adults who have learning difficulties or disabilities and are seeking work experience. The programme offered a year’s work placement with the aim of helping them to secure future employment. The internship, which commenced in September 2016, is now nearing completion and nine of the interns have … Read more

Phonics check risks distorting learning, says NAHT

This week children in year 1 will undertake the phonics check to assess their progress in reading. Commenting, Russell Hobby, general secretary of school leaders’ union NAHT says “we wish all pupils, teachers and school leaders involved in the phonics check well this week. “It is important that teachers assess young readers so they know … Read more

Timesavers receive funding to support project

Timesavers’ have been successful from the Community Foundation and have been offered a grant of £1,000.00 to support our project – Training and work experience in office skills for people with learning disabilities. Timesavers is a charity that provides an office administration service for voluntary sector organisations in West Lancs in order to give work experience opportunities for people with learning … Read more

Sporting Challenge celebrating funding award

Sporting Challenge are celebrating a £1000 grant from Community Foundation for Lancashire. This grant of £1,000.00 is to support our Lake District Short break for young adults with learning disabilities. The registered charity was set up in 2008 by a group of parent carers to provide sporting activities for around 40 people with learning disabilities … Read more

Improve your wellbeing with Learn to Grow courses

St Helens Council’s Adult and Community Learning team has joined other national adult education providers in taking part in a government funded mental health research project to test the effects of community learning on mental health. As part of the Learn to Grow wellbeing programme, St Helens Adult and Community Learning has been able to … Read more