What people have said
These are short comments and testimonies from visitors and volunteers about how our work has benefited them.
Read on and enjoy!
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I have been helped a very lot when I first came to the Lighthouse. A few weeks ago I was a computer novice and didn’t know how to switch a computer on.SInce then I can easily find my way on to my job site and am eagerly learning more. I recently went to Manchester and earned myself £5 on a survey for Pesil, I had to use a computer but with my new found skills I was able to do this. Thank you – Maggie. June 2014
I was referred to the Lighthouse Project via the Job Centre in April. On arriving I was greeted on reception by Carole who explained what the project was about and what the project could help me with. I needed help with my CV and was able to use the computer with some assistance from Dave, who was most helpful, he put me at ease as he went through my CV with me, and with his support I managed to complete it and attach it to an email and apply for a vacancy with my local housing office. I then met Pam who helped and guided me through setting up a Universal Jobmatch account I was then able to successfully apply for lots of vacancies and since then I have had a job offered to me, which I will start at the end of July. I would like to thank all the staff who do a fantastic job and the volunteers as well who are essential to the smooth running of the project. Keep up the good work!!! Thank you – Gaynor July 2013
I could not use a computer at all until I went to the Lighthouse Project, and they have helped me so that I can not use computers to search for work. The staff and volunteers are very friendly, you can say boo to them and they don’t jump. I enjoy going to the Lighthouse Project. Philip H – Oct 2013
I would like to thank the hard working staff at the Lighthouse Project for their help and unstinting support in assisting me to achieve my goal of gaining full-time employment. Special big Thanks. Lisa – March 2016
Having completed my Universal Jobmatch course I have learn’t a lot form the course. The tutor was very clear about her work and knew what she was talking about. Frederick F – Sept 2013
The Lighthouse Project over the years has offered us all ample opportunity regarding bettering ourselves, whether this be looking for work, learning about computers or computer courses in general! I know that I might not be where I am now regarding finding my choice of work as I was pointed in the right direction by one of the many friendly, excellent volunteers and staff, who freely give their time and never question anything or anyone whilst giving their knowledge and help to us all. So a BIG thank you to every one of them from us all! And lastly here is to the Lighthouse Project, carrying on from strength to strength for many more years to come. Ronnie Lowe – June 2015
Having read the recent articles in the Middleton Guardian, and being curious about the hopeful relocation of the Lighthouse Project from Warwick Mill, I paid a visit last week and was shown around by Centre manager Pam Semp, a great guide.I was astounded by what was going on in large well-organised space with various rooms off, such as the music room and the painting group rooms. There’s are several banks of computers for people to use in job searches and other things, tables and chairs for arts and crafts and other interests, a small café and kitchen for training of how to cook. This is the main part of this charitable project, to give people a practical and artistic opportunity to further their lives. The local council should be thrilled, all organised by private and philanthropic effort, and seemingly, to me on the day, done so efficiently. There are other aspects dealt with in the space as well, such as the wheelchair loan organisation Middleton Dial, and there are helpful noticeboards and pamphlets giving useful information.
A suitable relocation must be found, this initiative must continue… It is a marvelous social facility.Michael D White Letters Page extract, Middleton Guardian 25th Feb 2016
To Pam, Carl and all the staff and volunteers at the Lighthouse Project. Thank you for being so supportive of the Memory Wellbeing Cafe and all the people who have attended it… thank you for all the help you have given. Muriel – Alzheimers Society June 2014
“I think the last few months have been really successful and many people have benefited from the cafes run in the Lighthouse Project so I would also like to thank you and Pam for your help with this too” Tania Taylor, Development Worker Alzheimer\’s Society
While being at the Lighthouse Project I have felt very comfortable. The staff are very encouraging and supportive. I have been helped by various different people on numerous times, and they haven’t once moaned. The job they do is good. Well done. Chloe J – Sept 2014
This is a list of testimonials with the most recent first, there are lots of testimonies to read so you may have to page through them to get a full picture of all the comments that we have received.
I’ve just started work, and it is thanks to the Lighthouse Project and their good work and helping me with my job searching.
A Big thank you.
Ged – July 2015
There is a selection of good things in the courses to help people do things and to help build up confidence. The staff and volunteers are very helpful and support us with CVs, job advice and different courses.
The textile ‘Spin a Yarn’ course has been a very productive session with helpful staff.To everybody who comes to the Lighthouse Project the enjoyment received was excellent and learning screen printing was a godsend to me and the others in the class.
All the staff help with computers.
Donald B – July 2015
The Lighthouse Project over the years has offered us all ample opportunity regarding bettering ourselves, whether this be looking for work, learning about computers or computer courses in general!
I know that I might not be where I am now regarding finding my choice of work as I was pointed in the right direction by one of the many friendly, excellent volunteers and staff, who freely give their time and never question anything or anyone whilst giving their knowledge and help to us all.
So a BIG thank you to every one of them from us all!
And lastly here is to the Lighthouse Project, carrying on from strength to strength for many more years to come.
Ronnie Lowe – June 2015
I joined the Middleton Photography group about 18 months ago and have really enjoyed the times I have spent with the group. I have learned how to use a digital camera on manual settings etc, and have taken some good pictures on our outings and whilst at the club. We have also learnt about Photoshop.
The Lighthouse Project is a fantastic place with lovely people. I feel that more could be done to advertise the place to reach more people as I didn’t find out about it until I retired from work.
I wish the project much success and hope it keeps going for many years.
April H – June 2015
The Lighthouse have been good to me, they showed me how to use a computer, the basics, and helped when doing job searches.
The people. staff, and volunteers are alright to talk to and helpful.
Kevin B – June 2015
The Lighthouse Project is a lovely environment, staff and team are very friendly and caring. I settled in very well when I did my health and social care work experience placement.
All the service users are treated with respect and are provided with care and support that meets up to their needs.
I will definitely come again!! I surely enjoyed my stay. Thank you – Merville L – Jan 2015
I enjoyed my time here on my work experience placement. The staff and team are all very nice and friendly.
The Lighthouse Project is a great place for people to come for help and I think that it is a really good place for people to come and interact.
Will definitely come again – Saahira A – Jan 2015
I became unemployed for the first time in my life in August of last year due to redundancy. I have worked for over 37 years so this was a very daunting experience for me.
Carl, Carole, Liz and all the staff at the Lighthouse Project gave me confidence through the weekly workshops they run to apply for jobs.
I picked up new computer skills which otherwise would not have been possible. I’m now back in work.
Just to say a big thank you for all the kindness you showed me and keep up the good work helping the communities of Middleton and Rochdale.
Debbie W – Jan 2014
I have been helped with my CV, cover letter and various job applications which I would otherwise have had trouble with doing on my own.
For this and for use of the computers and facilities at the Lighthouse Project I am very grateful.
This is a fantastic charity, Middleton is very fortunate to have the Lighthouse Project.
Gail L – Oct 2014
Thank you so much to everyone for the help that you gave me at the Lighthouse Project just when I needed it, and for the use of the facilities to help me keep looking for work.
I’ve now found a job and want to thank you for your support.
Rob A – Oct 2014