NEWS

BT to help disadvantaged children with home schooling, offering six months free internet access. In partnership with the DfE, SHS, Raspberry Pi & the Bloomfield Trust

BT News Article - June 16, 2020

BT is joining forces with the UK government’s Department for Education (DfE) to help the most in-need children in England with online learning.

BT will provide in-need families with six months free access to the UK’s largest Wi-fi network, which extends to 5.5 million Wi-fi hotspots around the country. Access will be provided via a BT WiFi voucher-code system and will allow children to access the web on up to three devices at a time, for six months. The voucher will allow access with comprehensive content filtering and will point to online resources from BT’s own Skills for Tomorrow and Barefoot learning programmes, as well as BBC Bitesize and others…

Children at *home*, ready to learn!

SHS News Article - May 12, 2020

COVID-19 has impacted all of us in so many ways. School-Home Support practitioners are continuing to support the wellbeing of our most vulnerable families on a daily basis This includes responding to safety concerns when they arise, delivering food parcels to those families that are self-isolating and supporting families to engage with education from home…

Bloomfield Trust awards my AFK grant to support disabled Londoners into work​

myAFK Article - June 19, 2019

We are delighted to announce that the Bloomfield Trust has awarded my AFK a grant of £50,000 to support London’s unemployed disabled young people into work.

The latest figures from BASE show that only 6.6% of adults with learning disabilities aged 18-64 known to their local councils are in paid employment. my AFK’s Life and Work Programme is helping to address these inequalities by supporting young Londoners with learning disabilities and autism to access paid work, training and volunteering opportunities.