The Office of Public Health Dudley MBC has confirmed that they will continue to fund the Community Gym and Healthy Towns initiatives. The funding will continue to support delivery of the TANDRUSTI Project. Contracts with a value of £100k will be renewed for a further two years covering the period April 2014 – March 2016.
During an Improve your Skills course for adults with learning difficulties, a small group of learners researched the Haiyan typhoon in the Philippines. The group looked at the impact and the effect the typhoon has had on local people. After delivering their findings to the group, the group then asked if there was anything they could do to help.
A WEA volunteer is looking for help reaching her fundraising target for her second London Marathon on April 14th this year. Anne Davies first learned how to run a half marathon with a WEA course nearly four years ago and since then has been unstoppable. She has run thousands of miles for good causes, as well as encouraging other people to take their first steps into running.
Women Taking Action- WEA Celebrates International Day 2014. On the 7th of March, WEA in the west Midlands marked and celebrated International Women’s Day at the Mitchel Arts Centre in Stoke on Trent.
A short video documentary about the journey and impact of the WEA's Community Learning for Healthy Living Project (CLHL)
Following the success of community-based health education projects in Dudley and Stoke-On-Trent, the WEA secured additional Big Lottery funding for a project addressing health inequalities in deprived, inner city areas of Birmingham.