LOVE Learning is a Scottish registered charity to provide new and innovative ways to approach education and provide a pathway to inclusion and attainment for the most vulnerable in our society.
Founded in 2014, we work with schools and organisations across Scotland to engage with children and adults, and provide interventions to reduce exclusion, improve behaviour, reduce harmful behaviour, increase attendance and raise attainment in educational areas for targeted groups of society.
We provide a holistic approach to engagement, inclusion, empowerment, education and employability through a partnership working approach with key organisations and agencies to ensure that our clients have access to the highest levels of support in all areas of our service delivery.
As a Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) accredited centre, we offer a unique evidence and trauma led approach to working with marginalised or vulnerable young people and adults.
We are also experienced in working with children and young people who have additional support needs like ASD or who are vulnerable for a variety of reasons linked to social, emotional, behavioural factors which lead to issues such as offending, aggression or anxiety and mental health issues.
As an educational and social care charity, we have process and policies in place which are regulated by the Care Inspectorate, Scottish Social Services Council and the Scottish Qualifications Authority.
We are also member of the Scottish Children’s Services Coalition an alliance of charities that work as an advocacy group to ensure that Scotland is a leader in the provision of children’s services and through which we are able to shape and influence policy.
LOVE Learning has a 24h helpline line available 7 days a week where we can help with whatever is worrying you.
LOVE Learning is at the core of the unique business model within which the LOVE Group operates. All our services are funded through our outreach services offered by LOVE Training, LOVE Recruitment and LOVE Care.
LOVE Training deliver training and corporate learning whilst LOVE Recruitment offers bespoke hiring and executive services through a specialised HR and recruitment team. LOVE Care delivers bespoke home care packages and support services. This also creates new jobs, knowledge, capacity and opportunities stemming from LOVE Learning delivery projects.
- We provide unique wrap around care, social work, education and health.
- We provide a relationship-based approach to ensure the best engagement from individuals.
- Our Outreach project is an innovative scheme to enhance the statutory provision in a way that is different and difficult for other organisations to offer.
- We provide early intervention workshops for parents to increase their parental capacity and insight into their parenting skills.
- We provide a 24hr crisis response
- We have well- established links across Scotland and the services we provide work in partnership with referring agencies such as schools.
- We are able to influence nation-wide policy
The biggest contributor to the attainment gap is the significant economic, health, and social inequalities in Scotland. As such, our passion and experience are in supporting people from designated communities which experience inequality and disadvantage.
Over the past three years, we have worked with and supported improved attainment for a high number of children and young people engaged in the care system and experiencing a cocktail of factors which represent persistent barriers to their learning and attainment.
These barriers include low educational attainment, behavioural issues, mental health issues, drug and alcohol misuse, homelessness, poor family relationships, poor social networks, poor self-esteem and confidence, poor motivation.
Our work with this particular group of children and young people together with our work with schools and our success in achieving positive outcomes for a high number of our clients has given us significant experience in working with children and young people experiencing problems and issues pertaining to disadvantage and inequality.
In working in partnership with schools we support pupils to engage in a range of age and stage appropriate activities and interventions which will support their transitions. This includes improving their:
- attendance at school
- social and emotional wellbeing
- health and fitness
- literacy and numeracy skills
- family relationships
- social networks.
We have also worked with groups of adults from vulnerable and excluded backgrounds in helping them receive qualifications and, where possible, employment opportunities.
We are committed to positive change and building around the intermediate services which we deliver. These services are specifically designed to bridge the gap between health and social care services and education, where no statutory provision currently exists or where support for clients is regarded by many as not sustainable.
LOVE Learning is an equal opportunities employer which implements positive discrimination in our recruitment practices to enable us to give full consideration to the employment of local people.
We also provide work experience placements for local people to enable them to attain work experience which will support their employment chances out with our organisation. This intervention has improved employability for number of local residents and created employment for others where LOVE Learning has established its services.