North West Adult Learners’ Week Awards 2016

The North West Adult Learners’ Week awards 2016 are a cross-sector award scheme led by Health Education England, in conjunction with North West Employers and Voluntary Sector North West.

Nominations are open until 12 noon on Monday 18 April 2016. You can find award descriptions and nomination forms here.

Adult Learners would like to hear about people with a learning story to tell in the North West. This can include:

  • Inspiring individuals where learning has been transformational for them as individuals but also where there has been a positive impact on the services that they deliver or interface with and who will champion our vision by supporting and promoting learning in their organisation and across the health and care sector
  • Any kind of learning, formal or informal , which could be vocational or not but it has to have made a difference to people’s lives
  • individuals who may have overcome personal or social barriers in order to take up learning for the first time or in order to return to learning after a career break; and who have a story to tell through the learning journey they have made; the decisions they have taken and corners they have turned; or because of the people who have helped them on their way
  • Individuals who have improved their self-confidence and work and career prospects through learning and who are making a difference to other people’s lives-this may include patient and service user experiences as well as those of other staff and colleagues or volunteers
  • Individuals who have demonstrated tremendous personal commitment by giving up time freely to volunteer in health or care settings; who have made things happen, who have grown through their experience and who have added untold value to those around them.

They would like to hear about projects with learning at their heart in the North West. This can include projects designed:

  • To explore the real problems and challenges that the sector faces
  • To help transform the people with which they engage and the services that they support through the learning opportunities that they create
  • To demonstrate a commitment to do things differently and better
  • To innovate, to problem solve and to develop know how to support the development of a shared culture and learning to support better collaboration and new partnerships.

They are particularly interested to hear about project activity which is promoting cross sector working and collaboration, which embraces wellbeing and wellness agendas, highlights prevention and ‘more than medicine’ agendas, that values mental health equally with physical health; which may be contributing to workforce transformation and return to practice agendas, to veterans transition and widening participation agendas, or increasing patient, carer and public engagement and above all else that supports the provision of seamless and quality care. We want to highlight activity that contributes to regional health and care priorities and share this best practice.

This year’s ceremony will be held at The Whitworth on 16 June.

For further information, please see here.



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