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7 Free Ways You Can Brighten Up Someone’s Day

We here at Learning Links are passionate about helping those within the local community get from where they are to where they want to be so we have come up with seven free ways you can brighten up someone's day without [...]

Do you know someone that has made a positive difference in the local community?

Learning Links is a charity operating in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight which supports individuals by helping them get from where they are to where they want to be. We do this in a variety of different ways which you can [...]

Santa’s Community Grotto…

Learning Links hosted a free Santa's Grotto on the 16th December at our new Furnish store in Kingston road. The purpose was to provide a free event for children and parents who would like to see the magic of Christmas [...]

Working With The Community To Produce… Graffiti?

Learning Links recently started up a new project where we sell great value, pre-loved furniture for your home and help people improve their life chances. We do this by creating ongoing training and employment opportunities for unemployed people and those [...]

Learning Links/Families Positive Feedback

Learning Links is a charity operating within the Portsmouth and Isle Of Wight areas. We support individuals in a wide variety of different areas such as: supporting them back into employment by helping them create/improve their CV, helping them with [...]

I get to choose when and where I work

Anthony has historically found it very difficult to get a job due to health issues. We gave Anthony inspiration, resources and guidance about starting a business. He has now set up a ‘Man and Van’ delivery and light removals [...]

Flexible working solution suits Mark

Mark suffers a long-term illness that makes it very difficult for him to get and keep a job. His passion is creating amazing, military-scale models. He met with the Learning Links team and was matched with a new, [...]

Volunteering has been invaluable for my career

Ivy came to Learning Links to get help with her career. She met with one of our careers advisors who talked through her options. Ivy mentioned that she was looking to gain some work experience to assist with her AT [...]

I was struggling to get a job because of my age

Sharon, who is over 50, had an accident that left her in pain and out of work.  During this time, she felt horribly incapacitated and lonely.  When she felt able, she returned to work. However, she struggled to fulfil the [...]

Creating mental health champions

Healthwatch was asked by an older man in ill health, and his daughter (the main carer), to support them in their difficulties with the community health team. His poor health was resulting in repeated hospital admissions and he had Nursing [...]

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