NEWS RELEASE: Adult Community Learning Essex Offers Support with Cost-of-Living Crisis
As energy bills and the cost of living are set to rise, adult education provider, ACL Essex, is highlighting the support available to people of Essex.
Responding to the cost-of-living crisis, the learning provider is delivering courses that will help residents to find ways to reduce their household bills, gain qualifications to boost their career prospects and boost earnings.
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For those looking to improve their financial wellbeing, ACL Essex is offering free courses that provide tips and advice. The courses cover topics such as; how to save money on your energy bills, low-cost family activities, cooking on a budget, top tips to make your money go further, how to support you and your family during a crisis, build your confidence, sustainable cost saving, supporting SEND children, cost of living mighty meals.
Residents who would like to improve life and job skills can enrol on free courses in English, Maths, Digital, Family Learning and Mental Health. Learners could also gain a fully funded GCSE qualification, free Microsoft Office courses, or earn while learning valuable skills on an apprenticeship programme. For residents seeking an entrepreneurial path, ACL is also offering the chance to enrol on low cost (from £13) ‘Running a Business’ courses to support those wanting to start-up on their own venture. These are just a handful of low-cost or potentially free opportunities that ACL learners have available to them.
Residents of Essex can also benefit from low cost (£5) haircuts and free beauty treatments at centres, whilst being a model for learners on health and beauty courses.
Lisa Jarentowski, Principal, ACL Essex, said: “It’s a hard time for everyone at the moment, with the cost of living rising to the highest it’s been in recent times. At ACL Essex, we want to show residents that we have courses that can help them manage financial stress, and also support them to progress in their career to increase their earnings.”
She continued: “Our centres are open for residents to talk to our teams and gain the advice they need. We want to let people know we’re here to help in this difficult time.”
Residents can find more information about support available by visiting the ACL website www.aclessex.com/cost-of-living, visiting their local centre or calling 0345 603 7635.