January 2015 Find out what's new at Share's Open Day. Share social enterprises. Share traineeships. Safety awareness. Share Community Map.
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Special session on funding at Share's Open Day

Not long to go now before we open our doors for Share's Open Day on 29th January 2015, between 10am and 3pm, with lunch.

The event is open to professionals working with disabled adults, as well as carers and potential students. This is an opportunity for everyone to find out more about the services Share provides for disabled adults in our community, and to learn about our plans for 2015.

In addition, we are pleased to have a number of external speakers from Wandsworth Council, Hestia and Westminster Mind to join us for our keynote session on Funding – challenges and options. This session will discuss:
  • The Care Act, which comes into force in April 2015
  • The eligibility criteria and process for securing personal budgets
  • After funding approval – third-party support
Share Open DayDuring the day, visitors will be able to learn more about Share's:
  • Accredited training and traineeships
  • Social enterprises
  • Employment support
  • Special projects, such as Go Anywhere, Do Anything
In addition, we will be running a Carers’ Workshop for carers to share their experiences, network with other carers and have their say about how Share can help them and the person they look after.

To find out more, visit Share's website

Register for the Share's Open Day online
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Let Share Gardening help you get ready for Spring it's cold out there, but if you want a blooming garden this year, it is time to get planning!

Let Share Gardening help you get ready for Spring – we provide garden maintenance and planting services for individuals and businesses. Our senior gardener working with our team of graduates from Share's horticulture training programme can help with anything from general maintenance to complete garden makeovers.

To find out more about Share Gardening, visit our website, or contact us via email or telephone 020 7924 2949 to discuss your needs and to get a quote.

Tasty treats from Share Catering

Share Catering provides catering services for meetings, events and parties. So, whether it is morning coffee or afternoon tea, buffet lunch or formal dinner, evening reception or party, our head chef, working with our catering graduates, will create something special to wow your guests. 


To find out more about Share Catering, visit our website, or contact us via email or telephone 020 7924 2949 to discuss your needs or to get a quote.

Share traineeships – a step towards employment

Rachel and HannahAndrewShare's traineeship programme is designed to support young disabled adults, aged between 16 and 25 years old, to gain accredited qualifications and skills to help them into paid employment or an apprenticeship in horticulture or catering.

Find out more about this six-month programme at our Open Day on 29th January 2015.

Raising safety awareness for Share students

Safety awarenessOur students have often voiced their concerns about feeling unsafe and vulnerable in public places – for example, feeling unsafe walking alone at night, bringing out their mobile phones in public and using ATM machines. So, we were very pleased to welcome two Police Community Support Officers to Share this month who delivered a safety awareness workshop specifically designed for Share students and their learning needs.

Safety awarenessThe workshop covered topics such as ‘stranger danger’, staying safe when using public transport and how to use the internet safely. In addition, each student received an information pack as well as a personal safety alarm and a certificate of attendance.

We hope to make this a regular feature at Share, helping students to build their confidence and independence, with future sessions planned on being safe while cooking, what to do if a fire breaks out and basic first aid.

For more information, contact Keesha Sinclair, Share’s Wellbeing Coordinator via email or telephone 020 7801 9812.

Share's Community Map

Share's website features a Community Map, developed with the help of Share's students to provide reviews and ratings for shops, restaurants and other businesses in the local community, based on their service provision for disabled people.

Disabled people and local businesses are invited to submit venues for consideration for inclusion on our Community Map, so drop us a note and we'll be only too glad to send out our band of 'mystery shoppers' to review your suggestions.

Progression pathways for disabled adults

Basic skills courseAre you a professional looking for services for your clients? Or perhaps you are looking for vocational or personal development training for yourself? If so, come and visit Share to see what we offer at first hand – meet the staff team and current students, and take a look at our facilities to see whether we can meet your needs.

We have experience in working with adults with learning disabilities, physical/sensory impairments, autism and mental health needs. We provide flexible and targeted training pathways to suit everyone in terms of personal interests and aspirations, whether those are related to personal development or employment.

Study options at ShareAs well as accredited courses in life and basic skillsdigital skillscatering and horticulture, we run short courses in bakingdigital skills for life and musicianship

We operate two traineeship programmes – one in catering and one in horticulture – to support young disabled adults, aged between 16 and 25 years old, to gain skills and qualifications to help them into paid employment or an apprenticeship in catering or horticulture.

We also run a Getting Ready for Work Programme, to teach students about the various aspects of searching for and securing employment. This is a bespoke programme which can be delivered at Share or for groups elsewhere.

To find out more, or to arrange a visit or a taster day for yourself or a client, contact Share's wellbeing coordinator, Keesha Sinclair via email or telephone 020 7801 9812.

Ways to get involved with Share

There are many ways to get involved in Share's work, so get in touch to see how you can make a difference in our very special community. Don’t forget to Visit our website at us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter for regular updates about Share.

And if you haven't already, sign up to receive our regular monthly newsletter to keep abreast of what's happening at Share.

Thank you for supporting Share!

Dates for your diaries


Share Open DayShare Open Day and Carers' Workshop. Thursday 29th January 2015
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