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Learning for Inclusion

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Hartlepool Council’s Learning & Skills Service is responsible for offering education, training and programmes of learning for people aged 19+. From 1st August 2022 a “Learning for Inclusion” element of the Tees Valley Combined Authority’s adult education budget will be ring-fenced for local authorities.

Learning for Inclusion provision will provide outreach support & learning programmes to engage adults and assist in addressing community priorities. The following topics are examples of what might be addressed through Learning for Inclusion:

• Personal development programmes to mitigate isolation, social exclusion, mental ill-health and promote emotional and physical wellbeing;

• Learning to enhance community engagement, develop stronger communities and respond to community priorities;

• Learning opportunities for adults living in disadvantaged neighbourhoods in partnership with local stakeholders such as voluntary and community organisations.

Because the Council intends that partnership working will be the basis of shaping the 2022/23 learning programme, officers intend working closely with a wide range of stakeholders, including voluntary and community sector organisations. Two consultation events are being held to consider:

  • Evidence of need and local priorities for learning;
  • How stakeholders, such as the VCS, can support delivery of learning programmes;
  • What impact the proposed learning programmes should aim to achieve, including impact on both the learner and the neighbourhoods in which learning is delivered;
  • How impact might be measured.

Both events will be held at the Centre for Excellence in Creative Arts (CECA), King Oswy Drive, Hartlepool, TS24 9PB. Attendance needs to be registered through Eventbrite:

Thursday 23rd June 2022 – 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Thursday 30th June 2022 – 1:00pm to 2:30pm

For further details please contact the Learning & Skills Team on 01429 868616 or email

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