This is where you can view many of the testimonials and encouraging comments that we have received from the various aspects of our work…
Read on and enjoy!
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
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 receive great support from all the staff and volunteers at the Lighthouse Project. I have learn’t not to worry when in a struggle, and just to ask for help and you will no longer be in a struggle. Mason A – July 2014
Very well run group. All are friendly people. My children really look forward to the Dad’s group. Thank you. January 2012
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
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 have always used the facilities at the Lighthouse Project and found them absolutely brilliant staff. Once again they have helped me find employment after a long spell of injury. I will still continue to come to the Lighthouse Project to seek help and information on a regular basis. Well done all the staff and volunteers, I start work again on Monday – Cheers! Mike S – Aug 2015
I like visiting the Lighthouse because of the friendly atmosphere and community spirit, and also because of the other things going on such as the model railway club, art and craft sessions, plus the leather craft activity. – Steven C – Sept 2013
I have only praise to say about the Lighthouse Project. when I first attended I could not even work a computer, but with guidance and training from the staff and volunteers I have now learnt to use a computer. With my new skills I have been able to look for jobs, send emails, cut and paste and search the internet for information. If I have problems, I know that I can depend on the help and support of the staff and volunteers to find a solution. As a result I am now back in work! David P – April 2014
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
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