Jul 04 2014

Why don’t you..? back to work essentials

Work Club - small logoWhy don’t  you…? is our 12-session employability and motivation course, aimed at helping you to improve yourself, your employment and computer skills, build confidence and motivation, develop your skills and help you to learn how to use the internet for job searches and making online applications.

In a recent survey 90% of employers rated Email, word processing and internet searching as the top 3 computer skills they are looking for, and 72% of employers wouldn’t interview someone who didn’t have basic computer skills.

Beyond Basics featured image v1 2014The course runs on a rolling programme on a 4 weekly cycle, so you can start when you are ready and just continue until you reach the same point on the next cycle. The first course starts on Monday 7th July 2014 between 1-4pm.

The course is free and the 12 sessions cover a range of personal development, computer and key employability skills to give you a solid foundation from which to improve your employment chances.

Course dates: WDY new course dates July 2014 – Aug 2014 and information flyer: Why Dont you – Poster v1 – July 2014

The course also includes:

> Online Basics computer course - Online basics course - including free City & Guilds EL3 assessement

Beyond Basics introduction to Word & Excel - Beyond Basics – workshop poster v5 – times May – July 2014

> Online Basics Plus -

Back to Work logo 1 OB LMW OP combined logo

Permanent link to this article: http://www.lighthouseproject.org.uk/blog/2014/07/04/why-dont-you-back-to-work-essentials/

Jul 04 2014

Poetry Group – Monday 28th July 2014

POETRY GROUP at the Lighthouse

Poetry recitalThe poetry group is open to anyone to attend no matter whether you are interested in reading, writing or just listening to poetry.

It is held in an informal setting and everyone is encouraged.

No previous experience is necessary. All you have to do is come along and attend.

Come along and share your work, or listen to others share theirs.

To attend please sign up at reception. See you there – Julia.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.lighthouseproject.org.uk/blog/2014/07/04/poetry-group-monday-28th-july-2014/

Jun 27 2014

Feel More Positive – July 2014

Why not get a summer boost – don’t get stuck in a rut, come and learn how to understand yourself & improve your situation!

Think outside the boxOur Feel more positive Sessions run on Thursday afternoons 1pm – 3pm throughout July

This series of five session looks at some of the things that make us tick and help you to understand why you might be the way you are; why do we feel the way we do? What can we do to change? What type of thing can affect how we feel, and how we can feel better about ourselves?

Don’t worry, we don’t pry into your personal life or put you on the spot and ask any awkward questions, the course is run in group sessions where you will receive helpful information and guidance about each of the topics that will then help you to consider your own situation.

The sessions will cover each of the following topics:

1 – Introduction Feelings & ThoughtsThur 3rd July
2 – I want to improve my Self-EsteemThur 10th July
3 - I want to feel more ConfidentThur 17th July

4 – I want to be more motivatedThur 24th July

5 – I want to improve my WellbeingThur 31st July

To attend just give us a call on 0161 643 1163 and sign-up or you can do so by visiting the Lighthouse or sending an email to info@lighthouseproject.org.uk

For a flyer about the course click here: Feel more positive All Sessions Poster  - July 2014

Permanent link to this article: http://www.lighthouseproject.org.uk/blog/2014/06/27/feel-more-positive-july-2014/

Jun 23 2014

Council Benefits drop-in advice sessions

Council benefits drop-in advice – every 2 weeks

RMBC benefit advice feature image 2014Do you need any help or advice about your council benefits, or have you wondered if you might be entitled to certain ones?

We have drop-in advice sessions on a Wednesday every fortnight between 12:30pm – 1:30pm.

The sessions are provided by Rochdale MBC staff who can give you specific help and guidance. No appointment is necessary.

Current dates are:
July 2014 – 2nd, 16th, 30th
August 2014 – 13th, 27th
Sept 2014 – 10th, 24th

Find out if you are entitled to:

  • Housing benefit
  • Council tax benefit
  • Free school meals
  • Disability benefits

Click here for a flyer: RMBC benefits help drop-in poster – July – Sept 2014 Signage

Permanent link to this article: http://www.lighthouseproject.org.uk/blog/2014/06/23/council-benefits-drop-in-advice-sessions/

Jun 19 2014

New money advice sessions at the Lighthouse

Free Money Advice

family-finances---mumsnetThe right money advice can make a difference to your life – because when you take steps to manage your money better, your really can live better. Less worry, more peace of mind.

The Money Advice Service will be here at the Lighthouse Project on a fortnightly basis on a Thursday to give clear, unbiased money advice and to help you make informed choices.

To book an appointment speak to Pam or Carole, or call 0161 643 1163. We are able to accept referrals from other agencies.

The trained money adviser can help you manage your money day to day, plan for monthly outgoings, and explain money matters in an easy to understand way. And, because the service is truly unbiased, we don’t recommend any products or try to sell you anything.

It is about clear, unbiased money advice you can trust and that can make a real difference to your life:

  • budget to saving
  • credit and borrow
  • mortgages
  • insurance
  • pensions and retirement planning

Money squeezeFor more help and access to a variety of money tools you can visit the money advice service website or call 0333 321 3434

This service is being provided by the Money Advice Service and not the Lighthouse Project.


Permanent link to this article: http://www.lighthouseproject.org.uk/blog/2014/06/19/new-money-advice-sessions-at-the-lighthouse/

Jun 12 2014

Knit and Natter now on Wednesdays too

Knit and natter Lighthouse Project 2013Knit & Natter is our weekly knitting group. The group has been growing and has added a new day to meet and share tips together. The group now meets every Monday and Wednesday 10am – 12. Why not drop-in and have a go, bring a friend everyone is welcome to attend.

Visitors are welcome whether you are an experienced knitter wanting some company or if you are just beginning and don’t know one end of a needle from another.

One of the things that we like to do here at the Lighthouse Project is to break down social isolation, where people progressively find themselves alone or with a reducing set of friends or social connections. We do this by arranging activities that allow visitors to attend and to make new friends whilst also learning a new skill or activity.

Feel free to come along or bring a friend . 

Click HERE to go to our ‘hobbies and interests’ news stories.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.lighthouseproject.org.uk/blog/2014/06/12/knit-and-natter-now-on-wednesdays-too/

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