Blogs

Our thinking on current learning and skills issues, alongside contributions from leading voices across the sector and the political spectrum.

Map of UK

by Graham Duxbury • on 12 Jul 2016

The potential in local partnerships

Guest blogs from our IntoWork Convention 2016 partners.

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by Bob Marsh • on 12 Jul 2016

What works best for deaf customers?

Guest blogs from our IntoWork Convention 2016 partners.

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Photo of clock

by Pat Russell • on 12 Jul 2016

This is the moment for a change in narrative

Guest blogs from our IntoWork Convention 2016 partners.

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by Dr Jane Colechin • on 08 Jul 2016

Joining up local support in preparation for Universal Credit: the evaluation of Universal Support delivered local trials

Senior Researcher Dr Jane Colechin blogs about Learning and Work Institute's evaluation of the Universal Support Delivered Locally Trials. 

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by Stephen Evans • on 28 Jun 2016

Employment and skills after Brexit

Stephen Evans, Learning and Work deputy chief executive, takes a look at what the UK's decision to leave the European Union could mean for employment and skills.

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Wheelchair sign pointing at steps

by Alex McCallum • on 14 Jun 2016

Halving the Gap - Willing the ends but not the means?

How do we close the employment gap for those with a long term health conditions and impairments?  Alex McCallum reflects on a great Learning and Work Institute event

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Volunteers with a school pupil

by Ruth Marks • on 14 Jun 2016

How volunteering helps us learn

As Volunteers Week draws to a close Ruth Marks, director of the Wales Council for Voluntary Action, reflects on how volunteering and learning are closely linked.

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by Guest Blogger • on 07 Jun 2016

External support crucial for young adult carers to develop educational paths

My name is Daisy, I’m 18 years old. I live in Rugby and I care for my mum who has been diagnosed with several mental health conditions and now is also suffering from physical disabilities.

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by Guest Blogger • on 07 Jun 2016

Determination played a big part in my success

Growing up as a young person with caring responsibilities I found over time that many of my plans had to be delayed or cancelled, and increasingly my social life in particular had to come second to

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