May 09 2015

Lighthouse 5th Birthday celebrations

Lighthouse Project 100000 visits pictureThe Lighthouse Project opened its doors to the public of Middleton on 7th June 2010, at that time we knew we had a good idea for helping people but we were not sure how well it would work out.

In our first week we helped just 10 visitors, but since then our work has grown and the number of people visiting the centre has increased dramatically and in January when we passed the 100,000 visits mark. Wow.

In June we are celebrating our 5th birthday and to mark the occasion we are holding a birthday lunch and an open day so that we can share our journey, reflect on our achievements and talk about our ambitions.

You are invited to attend our birthday bash starting at 12:30 on Friday 5th June 2015. See you there.

Lighthouse 5th Birthday bash invite

Permanent link to this article: http://www.lighthouseproject.org.uk/blog/2015/05/09/5th-birthday-celebrations/

Apr 16 2015

Break your technology fears using a Learn My way course

Learn My way – a great way to start

A great way to start learning how to use the internet and technology is through a Learn My Way course.

Learn how to use a computer the easy way - online basicsCome to the Lighthouse Project and find out how easy it is to get started. Put your technology fears behind you and get to grips with a new life online.

All the courses are free and you can go at your own speed, so you won’t feel you’re holding other up.

No need to spend hours tied to the computer, you can do the learning in bite sized chunks. Everyone is capable of learning using Learn My Way.

For a flyer with more info click: Lighthouse Making the most poster 2015

Don’t put it off any longer, come down and see us, we are a friendly bunch

Permanent link to this article: http://www.lighthouseproject.org.uk/blog/2015/04/16/break-your-technology-fears-using-a-learn-my-way-course/

Mar 09 2015

Free basic life support training – 13th March

Heart Start – training

Have you ever wanted to learn some basic life saving skills, then why not try our Heart Start Basic Life Support training course on Friday 13th March starting at 1pm

The course runs for 2 hours and is run by Heart Start Volunteers John and Les.

Its a practical hands on course and topics include dealing with heart attack, cardiac arrest, choking, or bleeding, putting someone in the recovery positions and doing CPR. Its not as scary as you thing and previous groups have really enjoyed themselves.

None of us anticipate these things happening, but with a bot of training you could be the one person that helps save someone’s life, its worth learning what to do.

For more information get in touch on 0161 643 1163.

Downloadable Flyer to share: Heart Start life saving course March 2015

 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.lighthouseproject.org.uk/blog/2015/03/09/free-basic-life-support-training-13th-march/

Jan 30 2015

Beyond Basics improve your wordprocessing skills

Get to grips with Word and Excel.

Our Beyond Basics Workshop is a short course and workshop designed to build up your wordprocessing and spreadsheet skills and show you how to get the best out of Word and Excel.

The course is free and runs on a Thursday morning 10am – 12 noon. However booking is required as places are limited.

It is suitable for complete beginners or for those who might want to brush up on their existing skills.

 

Learn how-to:
> Open Word & Excel                       > Create Folders & Files
> Navigation & Correction Keys     > Copy, Paste & Edit
> Insert Images                                 > Practical Exercises
> Tables & Databases                     > Graphs & Charts

Coming dates: 12th Feb, 26th Feb and 26th March 2015

Download the Flyer: Beyond Basics – workshop poster v6 – times Jan – Mar 2015

 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.lighthouseproject.org.uk/blog/2015/01/30/beyond-basics-improve-your-wordprocessing-skills/

Jan 16 2015

Are you making the most out of the Lighthouse

Are you making the most out of the Lighthouse Project?

We run lots of activities and course on a daily and weekly basis to help people improve their lives or circumstances.

Here are some of the regular types of support that we offer (all free of charge)

  • DecisionMaking1computing for beginners,
  • how to prepare a CV,
  • learn how to communicate using email,
  • learn about job hunting online,
  • how to get the best out of universal jobmatch,
  • interview techniques,
  • beginners guide to Word and Excel,
  • how to use the internet safely,
  • and much much more, including a range of social and leisure activities

For a flyer with more info click: Lighthouse Making the most poster Jan 2015

Think outside the boxIf you’ve not been before then come in, if you are passing then come in.

Inside you’ll find a friendly thriving space that is set up to encourage and support.

We’re open Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.lighthouseproject.org.uk/blog/2015/01/16/are-you-making-the-most-out-of-the-lighthouse/

Jan 09 2015

Looking for work, need help with job searching or computer skills

Looking for work, need help with job searching or computer skills then our Why Don’t You..? work club is just what you need.

DecisionMaking1 Do you need your CV sprucing up, or want to have a mock interview to brush up your skills? We have a great staff team and enthusiastic volunteers on hand to help you. Come along to our Why Don’t You work club sessions every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am-1pm where we can help you can get to grips with the back to work essentials.

Don’t put it off any longer, come along and let us show you how to get the best out of the internet and help you improve your chances with the jobs you apply for.

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.

Course dates: WDY new course dates Jan – Feb 2015

For information flyer: Why Dont you – Work Club Poster v2 – Jan 2015

Permanent link to this article: http://www.lighthouseproject.org.uk/blog/2015/01/09/looking-for-work-need-help-with-job-searching-or-computer-skills/

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