Most people see carers as people who look after physical disabilities but it is so much wider than this. Mental health and substance misuse is on the rise – what happens to the family members who...Read more »
To mark the start of Carers Week 2016, Learning and Work Institute is launching new resources developed through our successful 'WE Care' project to help build more carer friendly communities.
First the good news, then the maths. The good news is the government’s unequivocal commitment to halving the disability employment gap. Now the maths. To halve the gap means moving 1.2 million more disabled people in...Read more »
Inspired by the excellent Daran Hill’s analysis and advice for each political party in the coming weeks, months and years, I seem to be able to only think in fives. This Assembly term will be crucial to...Read more »
Learning and Work's chief executive, David Hughes, examines the funding and delivery reforms needed to deliver true reform to prison education.
Steve Mulligan, Learning and Work's assistant director, policy and public affairs, summarises key legislation announced from today's Queen's Speech.
As nominations for this year’s Festival of Learning close this Friday, Teresa Chambers, Executive Director of Employment and Skills at Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), reflects on the incredible journey they have been on since receiving last year’s covered President’s Award for their Humber Skills Pledge Project.
Learning and Work Institute's Chief Executive David Hughes blogs about the history of learning and skills in London, our roundtable discussion and four outcomes that could impact learning and employment for Londoners.
Tomorrow, Stephen Crabb will give his maiden speech as Secretary of State. So, where should he start? Here’s eight things that he may (or may not) say:
Deputy CEO Stephen Evans blogs on the difference between welfare cuts and welfare reform, posing four key questions Stephen Crabb needs to answer
To round off National Apprenticeship Week, Camden Council’s Nick Humfrey blogs for Learning and Work Institute on why we need more flexible apprenticeships and the impact they can have on parents.
Adele Tilley won the Adult Learners' Week Patrons Award in 2015 from HRH Princess Royal. Today, International Women's Day 2016, Adele opens up about how returning to learning has completely changed her life; from escaping an abusive relationships six years ago, to imminently finishing a Masters Degree.
Learning and Work's deputy chief executive Stephen Evans responds toThe Resolution Foundation's new report on achieving full employment.
In this special guest blog, Publicco's Colin Davies takes an in-depth look at the issues which could promote and inhibit innovative practice in the Work and Health Programme.
Learning and Work's chief executive David Hughes reflects on the Resolution Foundation's annual audit of living standards in the UK which was published earlier this week.
I’m quite possibly the only person in the country who associates beating Australia at cricket with delivering workplace basic skills. Like most England cricket fans, I can remember exactly where I was when England won the...Read more »
This week I attended the event where the Prime Minister gave a thoughtful speech of prison reform. There’s lots to welcome and more to do. Here’s five things you need to know about what he said....Read more »
Last week the OECD published its latest report into literacy and numeracy skills. Building Skills for All: A Review of England provides shocking evidence of poor basic skills levels amongst young people in England. The report...Read more »
At our roundtable with Policy Exchange yesterday, the Skills Minister, Nick Boles, set out a thorough and clear set of reforms he is driving forward to ensure that the 3million apprenticeship target is met through high quality. ...Read more »
Recognising the critical importance of the devolution agenda, we decided that the first major policy report of Learning and Work Institute would focus on the key role that local areas can play in joining up employment, learning and skills interventions to unleash local talent, to tackle employment and skills challenges, and to deliver inclusive growth.
Learning and Work Cymru director Cerys Furlong reflects on the publication of the Fostering High Quality Vocational Further Education in Wales report and considers the role and purpose of high quality vocational education as part of the education and skills landscape.