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New voluntary sector organisations become members of The Charity Learning Consortium

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The Charity Learning Consortium, a membership organisation dedicated to providing cost effective eLearning into the charity and voluntary sectors, today announced the addition of four new members.

The Charity Learning Consortium (CLC) now has a membership of 40 voluntary organisations - from small housing associations to global charities - and has seen an increase in membership of over 40% in the last 6 months.

The latest members to join include Diabetes UK, Orders of St John Care Trust, National Childminding Association and Personal Service Society (PSS).

PSS was established in Liverpool in 1919, and today provides community-based social and health care services across North West England, central Scotland and North Wales. Helen Hagan, from the PSS Training Unit says they joined the Charity Learning Consortium in order to "access the e-learning courses and authoring software, and to network with like-minded organisations."

CLC has found that members positively receive the opportunity to network with other members via quarterly meetings and the newly launched online networking tool.

As a result of gaining four new members, CLC will be planting four new trees in Nightingale Wood in the Great Western Community Forest near Swindon. The CLC's pledge to plant new trees for each member is realised through the International Tree Foundation.