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Money & Benefits Adviser recruitment

We are currently recruiting for a new post within our Lighthouse Money Advice team, for an experienced Money & Benefits adviser who will work with our Middleton Central Foodbank clients to help them improve their financial circumstances. The aim of the post is to support foodbank clients to help them maximise their income, to tackle and/or …

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Counting the cows

Can you imagine a herd of 46 fully grown dairy cows, if you are not sure there are just 29 in the picture below to help you visualise how many that might be, and also to give you a sense of the 45.5 tonnes of food that Middleton Central Foodbank received in donations up to …

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The kindness of children

Last week we had three young children come to the foodbank with a donation of 32kg of food, the equivalent of 78 meals, and they told us that they had saved up their spends and decided to buy some food to give to the foodbank so that we could help other families who had none. …

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Keeping safe in the Lighthouse Pantry

We’re just about to see the changes the government has introduced with regards to wearing face coverings whilst out shopping and in enclosed public spaces. The volunteer team at the Lighthouse Project are getting ready for the change, and got into the spirit with a united show of ‘bandanna’ style face coverings. “It looked like …

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Walking Group re-start 24th July 2020

We’re pleased to announce the walking group is re-starting from Friday 24th July 2020 However, as you will appreciate, there have been a number of changes put in place in order to protect the health and wellbeing of both walk leaders and walkers. Details below. All walkers MUST re-register by completing a new registration form …

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Thank You Morrisons Whitefield – Apr 2020

It is in times of challenge that you often discover new friends, and those around you, who are willing to join in and help you meet your pressing needs. For us, Rochelle, the Community Champion at Morrisons in Whitefield, is one of these people. In the early stages of the Covid lockdown Rochelle reached out …

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Help with energy costs during lockdown

One of our partner agencies, Energyworks at Groundwork Greater Manchester, have told us that they are currently offering telephone support to help vulnerable people within the Greater Manchester area who are struggling with energy costs of keeping their homes warm – see attached flyer. So, if this is you, and you are struggling to keep …

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Hello from the Lighthouse 22nd April 2020

If you have wondered what has been going on at the Lighthouse Project during the lock-down period Pam will give you an insight in this short video update. Apart from maintaining the operation of the Foodbank and Pantry all of our other in-house activities have been put on hold. We hope that you are doing …

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Protect yourself from Covid19 scammers

WARNING. 15+ coronavirus scams to watch out for and how to protect yourself The scale of the coronavirus pandemic has brought out the absolute best in people and society – but upsettingly, it’s also brought criminals and low-lifes out of the shadows to prey on our pockets. Action Fraud has reported £970,000 already lost to …

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Open Tuesday 14th April as bank holiday swap

Open Tuesday as a swap for Easter Monday Given the current Covid-19 crisis we have decided to open the Foodbank on Tuesday 14th April as a swap to our usual Monday session which next week is Easter bank holiday. Session time will be 11am-1pm. We are still operating under new arrangements to accommodate social distancing …

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