The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) has been working in collaboration with Job Centre Plus in Coventry since the beginning of 2013 to provide individuals the opportunity to brush up and improve their English communication skills. The intensive Spoken English courses are aimed at Pre-Entry and Entry Level 1 clients and run over 12 weeks (Monday to Wednesday) for between 101 -197 hrs.
I was affiliated with other organisations before as I was volunteering at the Federation of Stadium Communities, where my manager was talking to somebody at the WEA at the time. Due to certain circumstances, my manager at FSC said that she had to let me go, which is when I was told that there was an opportunity for me to volunteer with the WEA.
Tandrusti students Marcia Blake and John Meah are featured in a new health campaigned recently launched in Dudley Borough.
The ‘LET’S GET’ initiative has been designed to help residents make healthier choices with their food while highlighting the benefits of being physically active. The campaign centres on an interactive and easy to use website located at www.lets-get.com
I recently had the chance to talk with the Hearing Therapist at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. I have been losing my hearing for over 25 years and cannot now remember what advice I was given right at the beginning, so it was very useful to get some up-to-date information.
WEA’s health education project (CHEST Project) has been awarded a grant from Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to deliver short health education and physical activity courses to patients about to be discharged from hospital and regular users of health services to support them with independent and healthy living within their own communities.