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Website aimed at supporting care leavers with the transition to Higher Education

Published on by Ovalhouse

The Who Cares? Trust has launched a brand new website aimed at supporting care leavers with the transition to Higher Education

The Who Cares? Trust, the voice and champion for children in care and care leavers, has officially launched Propel. This exciting new website aims to inspire more care-experienced young people to see that they could achieve amazing things in higher education.

Developed with the support of an advisory board made up of care leavers and stakeholders from across the higher education sector, Propel replaces the popular Higher Education Handbooks produced annually by The Who Cares? Trust since 2012. A searchable website, Propel provides full information about each educational institution’s provision for care leavers, as well as inspirational stories from care-experienced students. 

Using Propel, young people will be able to make an informed choice about the right course at the right institution for them. It will also help them ensure that they access all the support to which they are entitled, reducing the numbers of care leavers forced to drop out.

Watts Gallery: a national gallery working in collaboration with prisons

Published on by The National Alliance for Arts in Criminal Justice (NAACJ)

This case study looks at the Watts Gallery's 'Big Issues' project, which sees the gallery work with local community groups from in and around Surrey offering practical art, craft and design workshops led by professional artists and designers. The sessions help participants to develop confidence and learn transferable skills through creating art. Participants work towards creating finished pieces inspired by the Watts collection. Their art is then displayed in an annual exhibition in which participants are given the opportunity to sell their work.

An Evaluation of Talent 4… Europe LLP-TOI programme

A Group Programme to Identify Talent and Skills Published on by Rideout, Bath Spa University

This report is an evaluation of Rideout’s Talent 4… Europe programme. Talent 4… is an arts-based diagnostic programme designed to help participants identify personal strengths and skills to help increase motivation and inform better decision making about future training or employment. This evaluation analyses data from a total of 234 participants of the workshop that were delivered by seven partner organisations in six EU countries in 2013 & 2014. Data shows a statistically significant impact on raising aspirations of those taking part. Talent 4… Europe activity was a Transfer of Innovation project funded by the EU Leonardo Lifelong Learning Programme.


Exchanging Engagement: Alternative Arts Engagement in Latin America

Published on by Collective Encounters

This report documents findings from Collective Encounters' Youth Theatre Director's recent research excursion to Latin America as part of the 2014 Winston Churchill Memorial Fund Fellowship cohort. The full report explores themes of continuity, sustainability and activism.

RE/CREATIONS: Re-engaging Young Offenders

Published on by Artswork

Using creativity and the Arts Award qualification as a platform for re-engagement, young people who participated in the RE/CREATIONS programme were provided with an opportunity to develop their personal, social and basic skills in literacy, numeracy and ICT in an informal learning programme that is both innovative and engaging.

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