A PROJECT aimed at helping disabled adults in East Lancashire back into learning has been launched.

East Lancashire into Employment (ELE), based at Queen Street Mill, Harle Syke, Burnley, and Lancaster University teamed up to produce an information booklet to the learning services available to the disabled throughout Lancashire.

The guide, "Adult learners with a disability to learn in the community," was researched and co-written by ELE manager Jean Weaver.

It was launched during a seminar at the university, which also heard four students who underwent ELE courses explain how the courses had changed their lives, both in terms of furthering their education and in giving them confidence to look for new jobs.

Copies of the guide are available through the university's community access programme on 01524 592907.

Jean was honoured for her work as a volunteer business mentor to young people applying to the Prince's Trust for help in setting up their own businesses during an awards ceremony at the Spread Eagle Hotel, Sawley.

She was presented with a silver notepad and certificate by the Trust's North West chairman Colin Simcox.