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More Information about Merseyside Expanding Horizons (MEH)

Founded in 1998, Merseyside Expanding Horizons Ltd (MEH) is an established voluntary and community sector organisation working in the field of social inclusion in Liverpool and is a key stakeholder and influential support body. MEH focus on Social Inclusion through partnership to deliver projects supporting disadvantaged individuals into employment, training and self-employment and social enterprise development through a wide range of informal learning methodologies, we deliver services to and support a range of excluded groups.

MEH currently employs 8 core members of staff, within a structure that includes operational and financial management, development, delivery and administration. Staff member have expert experience in EU project and financial management and delivery in various fields such as; non-formal/ informal learning, mentoring, employability and training. Anna Bellan is a Programme Manager at MEH, she leads the delivery of a number of transnational projects. As a sociologist she has worked extensively on projects that support young people and adults from refugee and migrant backgrounds and people with Mental Health Issues. Experienced in inclusive and non-formal education methodologies, she gained a Level 3 Award in Education and Training, PTTLS, she has implemented projects that enable individuals who face barriers to engage in non-formal and informal learning opportunities, employment and self-employment and entrepreneurship and projects which deal with issues around equality and diversity.

At EU and local level, MEH has a wealth of experience in supporting individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to participate fully in society through learning. We have experience of running volunteer mentoring programmes which support members of the community including ethnic minorities, isolated women and men, people with mental health problems to develop their skills and competence in employment and self-employment. We have developed strong EU partnerships and have experience of developing and adapting innovative learning programmes and associated materials We have led and been involved in programmes designed to empower people from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve their potential through learning including specialist tailored support for women, older people, migrants, BME communities, health, mental health and disability.

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