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SARH programme of free learning grows in 2014

STAFFORD residents are set to benefit from a wider range of free learning courses, workshops and taster sessions run by Stafford and Rural Homes in 2014.

SARH has launched its latest Community Learning Programme, which includes 75 sessions being delivered across Stafford Borough throughout the year.  As well as this there are a range of e-learning courses which can be completed on a computer in the comfort of your own home or at SARHs Community Resource Centre at Greyfriars.

“The Community Learning Programme is now in its seventh year and in 2013 more than 400 people benefitted from the most expansive schedule of events to date.  The programme has been developed by listening to our customers and our aim is to make it bigger and better than ever introducing more than 20 new sessions,” said Christine Cartwright, Community Involvement Officer for SARH.

The sessions will focus on six themes: My Future, I’m Online, Getting Money Smart, Health and Wellbeing, Hobbies and Interests and Getting Accredited.

New courses include yoga, toy making, dog ownership workshops, an introduction to setting up a business and monthly benefit changes, budgeting and money advice sessions.

There will be more opportunities for customers to gain nationally recognised qualifications in areas such as child care and community work.

The programme will also link up with national awareness campaigns such as Adult Learners’ Week and Alcohol Awareness Week.

The courses are run with the support of partners including Stafford Borough Council, Staffordshire County Council and Stoke City Football Club Community Trust.

People can stay updated on all the upcoming courses through the CLP Facebook page. Search ‘Community Learning Programme’ and click ‘like’ for all the latest information.

Information on the courses available in January and February can be seen by clicking here.

For more information or to request a full programme contact the Community Involvement Team on 0800 111 4554 or email

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