Spring 2019


#AdultEducation100 Campaign Under Way


HAFLS is supporting the new #AdultEducation100 campaign which marks 100 years since the Ministry of Reconstruction – created towards the end of the First World War – published its ‘Report on Adult Education’ and argued lifelong education was vital for the future of the country.

Most subscribers to HAFLS Share are probably aware of the alarmingly frequent and increasingly depressing articles surrounding the continued cuts to funding for adult learning.

As highlighted in Laura McInerney's hard-hitting article for The Guardian (A century of adult education has been tossed aside – is it too late to rescue it?), thankfully, a new centenary commission, led by the Co-operative College, the Workers’ Educational Association, and the Universities of Oxford and Nottingham, has been formed to find solutions. It will report back in November.

Here at HAFLS, we eagerly await the proposals from the commission. With the current economical uncertainty, we are always looking into how we can continue to offer affordable education to the people who need it most. We are forever grateful to all our partners, providers, funders, volunteers, tutors and staff who make what we do possible - without them, we wouldn't exist.

If you are interested in working with us, whether you are a small charity with big ambitions or an individual with a skill you want to share, we want to hear from you! Call us on 01992 556194 and we'd be happy to discuss.


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