Government must support lifelong learning if it wants to boost productivity

guardian logoIan Nash writes in The Guardian on how cuts to adult education budgets are decimating services for the vulnerable and leaving people without the opportunity to develop basic skills.


Government must support lifelong learning if it wants to boost productivity

Ian Nash | The Guardian | 24 June 2015

Helen has mental health problems, caused by years of sexual abuse, and special educational needs. Despite the challenges she’s faced, she’s training to become a care assistant, supported by a team of psychiatrists, social workers and tutors at Nottingham Recovery College.

The college opened its doors in 2011, as one of four government-backed national pilots, and works intensively to repair lives and rebuild confidence among its students. The impact is obvious. “Life offers so much more hope now,” says Helen… [continue reading on the Guardian website]