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Dementia Engaged and Empowered Derry & Strabane
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Dementia Engaged and Empowered Derry & Strabane

Dementia Engaged & Empowered Derry & Strabane (DEEDS) is part of the Old Library Trust, Creggan, in Derry, offering group activity supporting people in the early stages of dementia, with a range of different needs, to live well for longer in the community. Covid and lockdown had a major impact on both those living with...

Rising to the Challenges of 2020: WOMENS’TEC
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Rising to the Challenges of 2020: WOMENS’TEC

WOMEN’STEC, located in North Belfast, offers trade skills training for women, building confidence and bringing participants closer to securing employment. We are well known within the sector for our ability to engage with some of the hardest to reach demographic: women with significant barriers to learning living in areas with very high levels of multiple...

NOW Group: Responding to Covid
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NOW Group: Responding to Covid

Introduction In March 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic arrived. The delivery of NOW Group’s “in person” accredited training courses was halted as the country went into lockdown. This case study illustrates NOW Group’s response to the COVID-19 lockdown period and how it challenged the provision of adult learning. The report also demonstrates the NOW Group Training...

Making Learning Fun, Accessible and Lifelong: Belfast Festival of Learning
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Making Learning Fun, Accessible and Lifelong: Belfast Festival of Learning

Belfast is a learning city and joined the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities in 2018 with a commitment to using learning to tackle inequalities and to improve the quality of life for all its citizens. A learning city promotes and celebrates learning and finds creative ways to encourage people to participate in learning at...

Construction Site Case Study: GRAHAM
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Construction Site Case Study: GRAHAM

GRAHAM[1] is a leading specialist in Construction, Fit-Out and Facilities Management Projects.  With our HQ in Hillsborough, Northern Ireland, GRAHAM has over 2200 employees, based in 14 cities and 150 sites across the UK & Ireland.  Traditionally, the focus in construction was more on site safety matters but attitudes are now changing as the industry...

Lifelong Learning Through the Arts
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Lifelong Learning Through the Arts

Older age, and particularly our perception of older age, should not be an obstacle to people living active and fulfilling lives. In recognition of this, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland in 2010 developed the Arts & Older People’s Programme with partners The Baring Foundation and the PHA. Working with the health and social care...

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9th of January, 20219th of January, 2021

Save the Date

The first conference of NALAB will take place online on Friday 5th March, as part of AONTAS‘ Adult Learners Festival 2021 #BetterTogether. There will be contributions from all five nations. More information on content and registration details will follow.

Forthcoming Publication
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6th of January, 20219th of January, 2021

Forthcoming Publication

In partnership with Belfast Learning City and as part of the UK EAAL Programme, the Forum will be shortly producing a report on adult learning and health and wellbeing – Learn Well, Live Well

Oceans Project: Southern Regional College
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Oceans Project: Southern Regional College

In 2014 following a report highlighting a deficiency in vocational training especially in NRAs, SRC, working alongside local resident groups, identified a specific area of need and secured funding from Dept of Communities. The OCEANS programme offered NRA residents throughout the southern region basic offshore safety induction and emergency training to new entrants to the...