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British Weightlifting | 11 August 2011
It's great to see a UK sporting body highlight the role it can play in tackling social exclusion.
Libraries Change Lives Award 2011 Finalists announced | 8 June 2011
1. The NEALIS project (North East Accessible Library and Information Services)
Providing improving library, information and reading services to blind and partially sighted people throughout North East England, this is a wide ranging partnership project across a variety of organisations including 12 public library authorities, and is endorsed by the Society of Chief Librarians and Share the Vision Six Steps pledge.
2. Making the Difference: Opportunities for Adults With Learning Disabilities (Kent Libraries and Archives)
An innovative project that welcomes adults with learning disabilities into libraries and works with them to develop services that meet their needs, and help them to lead more active lives in their communities.
3. Our Tyneside & The History Club (Newcastle City Libraries)
A pioneering partnership that engages adults with learning difficulties with their local heritage and family histories through practical, skill-developing activities, guided tours and talks in a safe and friendly environment.
Further info and links to the videos of the three finalists on the CILIP website.
CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award | 23 January 2010
Entries are now open for the CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award – full details of how to apply, plus downloadable form, are available online.
All entries must be received by Monday 15 February 2010.
Working with drug/alcohol recoverers | 10 February 2009
We've recently had an enquiry from a library service that is working with a number of drug/alcohol recoverers as volunteers, and asking whether anyone else has experience of this - if you have, please do reply to this posting!
"Child Poverty Special Report: Sure Start - has it reduced poverty?" | 24 September 2008
"Children & Young People Now" Special Report, looking at whether Sure Start is actually having any effect on poverty.
Results of new small-scale survey by Ofsted now available - gives some useful pointers to supporting boys.
Adults Facing Chronic Exclusion - Pilots | 8 July 2008
Just a reminder that there are 12 pilot programmes running as part of this Social Exclusion Task Force initiative. They are:
- After Adoption (Manchester/HMP Styal)
- Calderdale Domestic Violence Forum
- Fairbridge (Bristol)
- Forensic Therapies (London/HMP Holloway)
- MCCH Autism (Kent)
- Milton Keynes Borough Council and PCT
- NOAH (Luton)
- St Mungos (London)
- SW London Trust Merton (London)
- Thamesreach (London)
- Turning Point (Bolton)
- Tyneside Cyrenians (Newcastle).
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"Living Places" | 1 December 2007
A new partnership of cultural bodies and Government departments has just been launched. "Living Places will help realise people’s aspirations by helping house builders, planners and all those helping to shape communities build in culture and sport from the start."
Gerry Sutcliffe MP, Minister for Sport, said:
"Culture and sport are engaging and powerful instruments for building places that are vibrant and exciting - where people will choose to live. Good design that builds on local history creates character. Playing football in the park, joining a library and watching a local play reinforce our sense of community. Living Places shows how these sporting and cultural elements can be combined to build desirable communities in the Thames Gateway and beyond."
ContinYou's Toolkit | 11 November 2007
"Guidance and support for those engaged in delivering parenting support and swift and easy access as part of the core offer for extended services in and around schools and children’s centres in London."
New toolkit (1005 kb) which includes mentions of the role of libraries and the need to tackle social exclusion.