We work in close collaboration with a range of partners across Oldham to identify and deliver learning which makes a difference to people’s lives.

We work with a wide range of organisations, including schools, voluntary and community sector, faith sector, health partners, housing, libraries, and other council services to offer learning opportunities to engage local people.

These can be flexible to meet the needs of groups of learners. Advice and guidance is provided to learners regarding progression routes to help them achieve their goals. We can offer a range of free learning sessions.

Feedback from learners in the community demonstrates that attending craft courses has improved their mental health and wellbeing. It has enabled them to make new friends, reduce social isolation and learn new skills.

Learners often continue to pursue these new skills at home with their friends and family. Some learners have been inspired to sell their items, or even start a new business.