Plymouth Community Learning Champions

Community Learning Champions Awards
South West

Plymouth Community Learning Champions have inspired and transformed the lives of over 3,000 people by demonstrating how learning can improve their lives.

“Plymouth Community Learning Champions are amazing,” says CSV Outreach Manager, Nina Davey. Some champions have overcome addictions and poor mental health. They work in the most deprived areas of the city sharing their knowledge and newfound skills with people in the same situation.

Andrew has schizophrenia. He shows insight and empathy when teaching people with learning difficulties to cook healthy food. He is now taking a degree in Fine Dining and Hospitality. Paul had a liver transplant as a result of being an alcoholic. He now advises other addicts about services and learning courses which can help them. Emma lived with depression and agoraphobia. She is supporting some of the most excluded people to gain IT skills. She helps them email their families, apply online for jobs and access benefits.

Nina is full of praise: “CLCs are helping change things by sharing what knowledge they have with their friends and neighbours and demonstrating how it can improve their lives.”