November/December 2015 Annual Awards Day and Winter Celebration. Lifelong Learning awards for Share trainees. Share Impact Report 2014/15. Share chosen for Community Matters at Waitrose Balham. Share closing times over the festive period.
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Ending the Share year with a bang!

Share logoShare has had quite a year, which we ended with our Annual Awards ceremony in November and our Winter Celebration in December.

Georgina and MayorIn addition to the personal successes and achievements of our students, we have much to celebrate as an organisation as we look to provide more tailored services aimed at personal development and independence.

This year we also began working towards accreditation as an autism friendly organisation in response to the increasing level of referrals of students who have autism and learning disabilities, and this work will continue throughout 2016 with a view to gaining full accreditation in 2017.

Winter CelebrationNext year will see us building on the foundations set down in 2015, with the introduction of a varied programme of activities to aid learning.

One of our key aims is to make the most of digital technology to revolutionise the way our students learn, live and communicate – our new immersive learning space (a special room that uses wraparound video and sound to enhance learning) will come into full operation early in the New Year, and will play a huge part in this transformation.

All of this makes for exciting times ahead, which we are very much looking forward to, so watch this space as we innovate and inspire!

More photos from Share's Annual Awards 2015
More photos from Share's Winter Celebration 2015

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Lifelong Learning Awards for two Share Trainees

Congratulations to Rebecca Brum and Rachel Simms, two of Share's graduate trainees, who both won awards for Progression into Training or Employment at the Lifelong Learning Awards in October.

Rachel also won a Learner of the Year award for her outstanding commitment to learning over the year. After completing her traineeship, Rachel undertook volunteer work at Share, and then took up a part-time position working as an assistant in the Share kitchen, helping Share's Catering Tutor and Chef, Kenneth Anderson, to manage the kitchen on a daily basis. Rachel works hard and extremely diligently, so we were delighted to offer her the opportunity to increase her working hours at Share in November.

Having successfully completed her traineeship at Share, Rebecca was keen to pursue a career working with animals, and with Share's help has just started a placement in husbandry at the Deen City Farm.

Share's Impact Report 2014/15

Share Impact ReportShare's Impact Report for 2014/15 is out! This year's report has been designed as a calendar for 2016 interspersed with stories from Share and its students.

Throughout the year, readers will therefore be able to enjoy a series of 12 watercolours of the sites of London, specially painted by one of Share's students, Rehan.

To get your free copy of Share's 2016 Calendar, email

Share chosen for Waitrose Community Matters in Balham

Waitrose Community Matters

Share has been chosen by Waitrose Balham as one of the charities for support during December 2015 as part of the Waitrose Community Matters programme, which fundraises for local charities.

So, when shopping at the Balham store, don't forget to drop those little green tokens in the Share box and lend your support for Share.

Share closing times over Christmas and New Year

Season's Greetings and Happy New YearShare will be closed during the festive period. Our opening and closing times are as follows during this time:
24th December 2015 Share closing at 1pm
25th December to 3rd January 2015 Share closed
4th January 2015 Share open as per normal

On behalf of everyone at Share, thank you for your support during 2015, and we wish you a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

Share Gardening

Share Gardening teamDo you need some help in your garden? Share Gardening provides garden maintenance and planting services for individuals and businesses in the community.

Our senior gardener, Elke Pagitz, 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.

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.

Progression pathways for disabled adults – take the next step with Share

Catering trainingAre 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.

As well as accredited courses in life and basic skillsdigital skillscatering and horticulture, we run short courses in bakingdigital skills for life and musicianship

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.

We have produced a one-page table summarising Share's services and activities for disabled people, and how to access them. Download your copy hereStudy options at Share
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.

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