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The role of the Community Development Worker is to develop family literacy by increasing the number of adults participating in basic skills and family literacy courses and to increase the number of children and their families visiting the library.
Community Development Workers work with LACES, ethnic minority and traveller support services, Cumbria and local Sure-Starts, Children’s centres, schools, youth partnerships, hospitals, Connexions, Adult Education including Family Learning and other community groups.
There are numerous courses available, briefly these include: -
- Move on courses - including English and Maths.
ESOL - English for speakers of other languages.
Family Learning courses include Storysacks, Keeping up with the children KS1, KS2, KS3, Healthy living with your child, Family ICT, Family finance.
Libraries across the county have joined forces with the Council's Adult Education Service to offer an array of flexible courses on everything from literacy and numeracy.
English courses are available for people with a different first language. Some brochure information on these courses are available in Polish and Chinese.
- Please contact your local CDW for more information.