Centre Manager Pam Semp cuts the cake with George Foulds, Steve Richards, Claire Roach, Matthew Roach and Tim Feenan

Middleton Guardian
30th June 2011

The Lighthouse Project celebrated its first birthday, based at the warwick Mill the project is aimed at helping people achieve new goals and release thier potential.

From welcoming two visitors on the first day the project has now helped more than 900 people, and through out the year thye have made 5200 visits to use the centres services or to attend free courses or training.

Since opening the Lighthouse has also started a twice weekly work club and has helped more than 200 people to create or update their CVs to improve their chances of getting a new job.

The Lighthouse has approximately 30 volunteers and they have helped more than 280 people to get onto computers and the internet by setting them up with new email addresses. this means that they can apply for jobs and also start communicating with people online.

Users were invited to a birthday lunch to mark the anniversary and guests were told about the centre’s new project called ‘Who let the dads out’ which is a children and toddler group for all male carers which will provide monthly activities and opportunities to play and meet new friends.