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 would just like to say that the Lighthouse Project is very helpful in meeting everybody’s needs, whatever they may be. It’s volunteers have helped me immensely in every thing i have needed regarding, job searching, learning new computer skills, and courses in order for me to find employment, and now I have just got a job which is amazing. Also they are a reassuring listening ear whenever it is needed. I would just like to say a Big Thank You TO all CONCERNED. Ronnie L – March 2016
The Lighthouse Project has been an inspiration to me, I have been out of work since last September and they have helped me immensely putting a CV together and cover letter to apply for job vacancies. Also I have been involved in many courses they advertise on a weekly basis and two that stand out for me are the Feel More Positive self-confidence course, and the Online Basics computer course; for me they were a must and have helped build my confidence up again. If it wasn’t for the Lighthouse Project I don’t know what I would be doing right now. Friendly caring people who make you feel welcome any time in a relaxed environment. Michelle G – April 2014
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
“The Lighthouse Project is a big help to a lot of people. They have helped me with my CV on a numerous times, and also recently Carl was a great help to my husband when he was preparing a presentation for work. There are a lot of people who would be lost without this place.” Thanks everyone – Nicola D Sept 2016
Thank you everybody at the Lighthouse Project, through the 8 months of being unemployed all the staff and team have contributed to me finding work, looking for courses, answering questions I’ve asked, and giving advice I have needed. I don’t think that I could have found employment on my own in this climate of job hunting, so thank you and well done everybody as I now have a job! Colin S – Oct 2013
We can’t fault “Who Let The Dads Out” Saturdays. It’s a chance for my children to meet new friends and have a fabulous time doing so. They love all the activities to do. They play pool, craft, play games or just chat. The Bacon Butty is a bonus, and where else can you take your kids for 2 hours for only £2.00? My advice for any dad, get yourself to “Who Let The Dads Out”. January 2012
“…they have helped me with my self belief and supported me through a difficult time. I have now once again found employment and feel that the Lighthouse has played a big part in my progression…”
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
Very well run group. All are friendly people. My children really look forward to the Dad’s group. Thank you. January 2012
I am so grateful to Pam and Carl for taking me on as a volunteer. I have made some lovely friends, and met a lot of interesting people from all walks of life. Carole the receptionist has always made me feel so welcome; also it has been a privilege to meet Peter who does our art classes, and Eileen who does the card making. I have made some lovely cards -thank you. I have also learnt quite a lot of new computer skills and through this I have been able to keep in touch with my family. I feel that the Lighthouse Project has really made a positive contribution to Middleton, particularly for those folk who are looking for work. Thank you everyone. Sue H
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