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Live in Hindley? Celebrate YOUR community at our FREE afternoon tea!

Live in Hindley? Celebrate YOUR community at our FREE afternoon tea!

Believe in the power of your local community? Come to My Life’s FREE friendship afternoon tea!

It’s your chance to celebrate the community in and around Hindley, meet other local people and discover what’s going on to help those who feel more isolated, including job and volunteering opportunities.

You’ll also be able to enjoy a mouthwatering tea provided by the Head Chef of My Life’s Stable Door Café! Why not bring your friends along too?

Date

Join us Friday 15th November, 1.30pm – 3.30pm.

Venue

St Peter’s Pavilion, Hurst Street, Hindley, WN2 3DN.

Please book your place in advance, call 01257 472 900 or email info@my-life.org.uk.

We’re recruiting in Wigan and Lancashire!

We’re recruiting in Wigan and Lancashire!

Have YOU got a really big heart? Work for My Life!

We really are a charity with a difference, working across Wigan and Lancashire in health, education and social care, improving the lives of people with disabilities, health conditions or age-related problems.You can be a part of this!

We’re currently looking for Nurses, Team Managers, Team Leaders, Personal Assistants and Bank Workers to work within the communities of Wigan and Lancashire and at our sites at Standish and Leigh. Experience is only necessary for some positions.

You’ll get: 

  • Excellent rates of pay
  • The opportunity to gain new qualifications
  • Full training and development
  • Progression in your chosen career

Unlike more traditional health and social care services, we aim to give the people we work with more choice and control over their own lives. We discover what is important to them, how they would like to live – and then we put it into action!

Our staff are at the heart of this, which is why we invest so heavily in them.

We’ll invest in you, so that you’ll feel happy and valued enough to provide the highest quality service. We’ll give you ongoing training, the chance to gain qualifications, higher rates of pay than usual and you’ll be part of a great team making a big difference.

Find out more – come to our recruitment evenings.

Come to one of our recruitment evenings from 7pm to 9pm on Thursday 17th October, Thursday 7th November or Monday 2nd December at The Stable Door Café, Thompson House Equestrian Centre, off Pepper Lane, Standish, WN6 0PP.

Refreshments will be served. To book and for more information call 01942 233 422 or email hr@my-life.org.uk.

We’re recruiting in East Lancashire!

We’re recruiting in East Lancashire!

Have YOU got a really big heart? Work for My Life!

We really are a charity with a difference, working across Wigan and Lancashire in health, education and social care, improving the lives of people with disabilities, health conditions or age-related problems.You can be a part of this!

We’re currently looking for Nurses, Team Managers, Team Leaders, Personal Assistants and Bank Workers to work within the communities of East Lancashire. Experience is only necessary for some positions.

You’ll get:

  • Excellent rates of pay
  • The opportunity to gain new qualifications
  • Full training and development
  • Progression in your chosen career

Unlike more traditional health and social care services, we aim to give the people we work with more choice and control over their own lives. We discover what is important to them, how they would like to live – and then we put it into action!

Our staff are at the heart of this, which is why we invest so heavily in them.

We’ll invest in you, so that you’ll feel happy and valued enough to provide the highest quality service. We’ll give you ongoing training, the chance to gain qualifications, higher rates of pay than usual and you’ll be part of a great team making a big difference.

Find out more by coming to one of our recruitment evenings:

  • Wednesday 6th November, 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa, Blackburn Road, Clayton Le Moors, Blackburn, BB5 5JP
  • Thursday 21st November or Wednesday 4th December, 6pm to 8pm at Harry Potts Lounge, Burnley Football Club, Harry Potts Way, Burnley, BB10 4BX

Refreshments will be served. To book and for more information call 01942 233 422 or email hr@my-life.org.uk.

Having a ball at the My Life Prom!

Having a ball at the My Life Prom!

Thursday 11th July My Life staff, members and their families and friends put on their glad rags to celebrate at the My Life Prom.

The glamourous night was a wonderful celebration of the many achievements My Life Learning students have made this year, as well as a goodbye to those graduating and going on to exciting new ventures!

A wealth of certificates for the AIM and Duke of Edinburgh awards were officially presented – a recognition of the hard work put in by our students this year.

Everyone danced the night away, enjoyed a delicious buffet and chanced their hand in the raffle. As a true celebration of our students’ successes, unlike other proms, family and friends were also invited, in recognition of the importance of their contribution to students’ achievements.

Head of Education John Mitchell said:

“This was a perfect end to a great year.  Learners and staff have worked really hard developing skills and independence and the prom was the cherry on top to celebrate everyone’s progress. The prom was well attended and enjoyed by all learners, families and staff and the dancefloor was full until closing time!”

Special mention must be given to our Apprentices Summer Grimshaw and Mia Carrier, who organised the whole event and certainly made sure it went off with a lot of bling!

We’d like to congratulate all our students on their many accomplishments this year – we’re very proud of you all. We also wish all our graduating students all the best for the future – keep in touch, you’ll always be part of the My Life family.

Welcome to our potential new learners!

Welcome to our potential new learners!

As the end of the academic year approaches, staff from My Life Learning have been inviting potential new learners to join us and see what we are all about!

This transition period gives new learners a taste of what they will be studying when they join us in September. We understand the emotional impact that new environments can have on new students and this also helps to smooth the pathway to their learning.

This month, Robert and Jenny from Hope school have enjoyed some animal care sessions, whilst Gareth Jones from Oakfield spent a full week with us, experiencing lots of different sessions and meeting all the staff.

Tilly from Astley Park will be joining the horse care sessions with Khim Grice, one of our returning learners.  Tilly came with her teacher on the first day for moral support as she was a little bit nervous, but she soon relaxed as she got to know Khim and of course lovely Chester the horse!

Tilly now comes on her own and will continue to join horse care until the end of term.  These taster sessions allow our teacher Dawn to get a good understanding of her prior knowledge of horses. Tilly has had horse riding lessons but has never taken part in activities such as grooming and stable/yard duties before.  This will be a large part of Tilly’s learning from September, as well as learning about caring for horses’ hooves, checking a horse is healthy and understanding how to identify its colours and markings.

My Life Learning offer a number of curriculum subjects and can tailor them to the requirements of individual students. As well as animal care, subjects include horticulture, ICT and media, drama, art, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, numeracy and literacy and much much more.

If you’re interested in My Life Learning and our work, please email info@my-life.org.uk or call 01257 472 900.

Festival goers live it up at the Live Life Festival!

Festival goers live it up at the Live Life Festival!

Saturday 6th July festival goers flocked to Thompson House Equestrian Centre in Standish for The Live Life Festival, the North-West’s inclusive Music Festival, organised by My Life and My Life My Way.

The event was a great day out for the whole family, with a wealth of live music performed by local acts including Gracie O’B, straight from The Voice Kids UK.

Other attractions included live comedy and cabaret, theatre, festival crafts, a trashion show, physical theatre, games, festival hair and make-up, circus, vintage vehicles, children’s shows, exhibitions and stalls.

Fully inclusive and accessible, everyone had the opportunity to experience a wide range of entertainment within a safe and supportive environment.

Lynn-James Jenkinson of My Life My Way said:

“We’ve had such a wide mix of people here today, which is brilliant. Lots of people have told me that this is the first time they’ve been to an event like this and actually felt so accepted, so we’re really pleased. Most importantly, everyone has had a great day out in the sun!”

Caroline Tomlinson, CEO of My Life said:

“We aim to bring people together to share new experiences and make new friends and The Live Life Festival encapsulates this. Everyone should have the opportunity to go out there and enjoy themselves – looking around at all the happy festival faces today, this is what life – and My Life, is all about.”

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