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Camden Council Adult Community Learning Awards

In June, Camden Council held its annual achievement awards at The British Museum for adult learners across the borough. Learners and volunteers from organisations across Camden received awards whilst friends, families, carers and their peers cheered them on. We’re happy to say that two Camden Society adult learners were at the event to receive their well-deserved awards.

Josh received an award for the enthusiasm and motivation he showed whilst taking part in the Quids In course. Quids In supports people to understand money, and focuses on topics such as counting, budgeting and developing numeracy skills for work. At the beginning of the course, Josh set goals around budgeting for everything items such as buying take away coffees. Throughout the course, Josh provided support for other learners and led by example by working consistently towards his goals.

Raymond attended our Cook Together, Eat Together course. Despite previously enjoying cooking, Raymond had, for family reason, lost all confidence in the kitchen. At the beginning of the course, Raymond indicated a passion to return to the kitchen, cook for himself again and live a more independent life. By the end of the course, he was cooking with confidence again. With support from his sister, he also gained confidence in doing his weekly shop independently again. 

Of the successes of Josh and Raymond, Laura Murphy, who manages the organisation’s adult learning courses said, ‘I am very proud to introduce our learners. They have been nominated for these awards because of their enthusiasm for their courses, commitment to attending and developing their skills’.

Run over the course of the year, The Camden Society’s Adult Learning courses courses are specifically designed for people with a learning disability and/or autism. They aim to eliminate the barriers that prevent people with a learning disability engaging in education. By making them fun, simple, we deliver courses that people can really take home and use in their everyday lives.

The focus of our subject is on developing oneself, through health and well being topics we explore managing physical and mental health, as well as health eating. We also run courses in money management, improving communication skills and using the computer. All our courses provide a holistic approach in helping people with a learning disability to feel more empowered and in control of the choices that effect their lives, as well as being connected to the wider community that is around them. 

To find out more about The Camden Society’s Adult Community Learning courses, contact Abigail White at Abigail.white@thecamdensociety.co.uk or on 020 7485 8177