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HBL Housebound Learners

The aim of HouseBound Learners (HBL) is to provide learning opportunities to home-based students who cannot easily attend courses. These include those who are elderly, frail or disabled or isolated for other reasons (e.g. because they have responsibilities as carers or are socially excluded through low incomes). We operate an equal opportunities policy, and will not exclude anyone on grounds of ethnicity, gender or sexuality.


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