Learning Area

Welcome to Spark & Co.'s Learning Area.

We work with a range of partners and expert trainers to bring you online workshops, videos, guides and resources.

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Cost of Living Guides

We break down the cost of living with support and advice on topics including energy and fuel, period poverty, food poverty and navigating debt.

In the guides, we also cover how the cost of living is impacted racialised people.

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Know Your Rights

In this series, we explore the rights you need to know about - from the laws on the strip searching of children, to voter ID in the UK.

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LGBTQIA+ Resource Packs

From book and film recommendations to podcasts and archives, we've been together these resources packs with a focus on the histories, stories and experiences of racialised LGBTQIA+ communities.

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Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is a complex issue with a lot of shame and stigma attached to it. In this section, we explore what it is and how to get support.  

These pieces were developed by our Community AmbassadorsAmmaarah Zayna. Ammaarah is a freelance writer and activist who works in the domestic violence sector.

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Riaz Phillipps

Riaz Philips is a food publisher, writer and advocate. In this series, he shares his insights and tips on getting started with a career in the food industry.

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Food and Recipes: Community Comfort

These recipes were collected by one of our Community Ambassadors; food publisher, writer and advocate Riaz Phillips.

The recipes shared here have been picked due to their ease to make, relatively cheap ingredients and for how long each cook can last especially given these winter days.

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Navigating Healthcare

Dr Gayatri Ranjan is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. In this series, she shares her top tips on Navigating Healthcare when it comes to the following topics: 

  • Communicating with your Doctor or GP
  • Practical tips and seeking medical support during and after the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Pregnancy 
  • Endometriosis
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Wellbeing Series: Mental Health

Spark & Co. are excited to partner with Inside Out Wellbeing to bring you this information series on navigating your mental health.

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Spark & Co. is excited to partner with Fuse Manchester to bring you this guide on Portfolio’s, CV’s and Cover Letters. 

Fuse is an inclusive platform elevating the voices and work from creatives of colour; dedicated to creating change.

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COVID-19 Resources

We've put together resources on how to stay safe during the pandemic, answer your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and offer more support.