Sep 15 2014

Why don’t you..? improve your potential

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 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 Sept – Oct 2014 and
information flyer:
 Why Dont you – Poster v1 – 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 -

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Aug 22 2014

Poetry Group – Monday 22nd September

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.

Click here to download the current poster: Poetry Group 2014 v4 Sept Oct 2014

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

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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

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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.

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Jun 11 2014

Short term Wheelchair hire – Middleton Dial

Dial wheelchairDo you need short term wheelchair hire?

Middleton Dial is a local disability charity based in the Lighthouse Project, Warwick Mill, Middleton. The charity specialises in providing wheelchairs and walking aids for short-term use. The services are both affordable and accessible.

Use a DIAL wheelchair

  • Whilst waiting for your official chair
  • In the event of sudden injuries
  • Whilst recovering from an operation
  • For day trips, weddings and holidays

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Apr 10 2014

Lighthouse photographer wins Cathedral prize

Kevin Gilbo picLighthouse Photographer wins Cathedral Prize

Kevin Gilbo who is a member of the Middleton Photography club, which meets at Lighthouse Project every Wednesday, has recently won top prize in Manchester Cathedrals ‘Capture the Cathedral’ photography competition, with a picture of ‘the Angel Stone’.

Visiting the Cathedral Kevin saw that they were running a photography competition so he decided to enter. There were over 200 entries and the standard was very high, Kevin was really pleased to hear how he had done.

Initially he only entered the ‘Something different’ category for which his picture was chosen as the winner; but was additionally surprised when his picture was also been chosen as the overall winner. Well done!

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