Poverty is a major barrier for those who want to access learning – whether it’s the school trip the family can’t afford or the too-expensive training course to get back into work. Factors related to poverty also affect our ability to learn – poor health and wellbeing, challenging home environments, lack of equipment and transport, and a lack of role models and aspiration. Click on the links below for financial information and sources of support for students and learners facing financial problems.

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