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Help stop Community Learning and Development (CLD) from being wiped out!!

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Community Learning and Development (CLD) service is under threat of being WIPED OUT….

Airdrie; Coatbridge; Bellshill; Cumbernauld & Kilsyth and Motherwell & Wishaw CLD teams need your support.

Community Learning and Development (CLD) is a section of North Lanarkshire Council’s (NLC) Education Department.

The priorities are:

  • Achievement through learning for Adults
  • Achievement through learning for Young People
  •  Achievement through Building Community Capacity

 and are based on a commitment to the following:

  •  Empowerment
  •  Participation
  • Inclusion, equal opportunity and anti-discrimination
  • Self-determination
  •  Partnership

CLD staff will tailor individual or group learning programmes and provide a range of learning supports, such as crèche facilities, one-to-one guidance, information and advice and Leisure Services. They offer free learning opportunities in a range of settings throughout North Lanarkshire, including community centres, schools, nurseries and libraries.

 North Lanarkshire Council are proposing to ‘Redesign’ the CLD service, to better target families and individuals who are most at risk and most vulnerable as well as building on partnerships with council related departments and partner agencies.

This proposed ‘redesign’ has a £1.6 million cut attached to it with no clear description of what this redesign will be or look like, and so this WILL be detrimental to families and individuals who are at risk and or vulnerable because we do not know what will be left to support them.

North Lanarkshire Councils Community Learning and Development urge North Lanarkshire Council to reconsider this ‘redesign’. At a time when demand for these services is increasing, we believe strongly that the Council should be supporting Community Learning and Development services and ask that you take action to stop these proposed cuts. If you believe that it is important, please support us by signing our petition, adding your voice to those who believe in the importance of Community Learning and Development.

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