Stories to inspire you

It's true to say everyone has something to Share. Here, we share the stories and experiences that have been shared with us. Some belong to our wonderful students, and their carers and supporters, while others are from further afield, from those that have found Share and been bound by our ethos and values.

Enjoy, and do Share your story!


  • A Halloween Story

    Fri, 28/10/2016 - 09:10

    Once upon a time there was a witch called Margaret. She wore a black coat, and a green mask and a tall black hat. She had a broomstick and a black cat and a motorbike. She was scary and she cast spells with her wand like Harry Potter.On Halloween,...

  • A Share volunteer's story - teaching and learning at Share

    Mon, 18/04/2016 - 12:29

    What the hell was I thinking?Two years ago I was offered the role of creative writing teacher at Share Community; and my first reaction was to say thanks, but no thanks!I had misread the advert, assuming the work involved teaching disabled...

  • Touchscreen technology making a difference for Ian

    Mon, 21/03/2016 - 16:00

    Ian joined Share in September 2014 and studies digital skills with us.Over the years, impaired vision and difficulty in coordination have meant it has been difficult for Ian to engage in mainstream training. At Share, he uses a large print...

  • How to be our friend - a poem by Share's Creative Writing class

    Mon, 21/03/2016 - 12:46

    This poem was written by Share's weekly Creative Writing group.

  • ANGRY - a poem by Share's Creative Writing class

    Wed, 09/03/2016 - 11:03

    This poem was written yesterday by members of Share's Creative Writing group.Anger is redAnger is orangeAnger is blackWhen things go wrongWhen things get lostWhen people don’t listenWhen people won’t moveRubbish in the gardenNo cricket when it...

  • The impact of music on functional skills

    Mon, 08/02/2016 - 15:40

    At Share, music is taught as part of our life skills programme, and is proving to have far-reaching impact, helping students with coordination, concentration and speech, and improving self-esteem and confidence.Music and rhythm, and the art...

  • The Magic Box - a poem written by Share's Creative Writing Class

    Sat, 09/01/2016 - 00:00

    I will put in the boxJewellery made from gold from my homelandSparkling gems on necklacesMy favourite picture bookI will put in the boxA smiley faceMcDonald’s, pizzas and burgersDancing ballarinas spinning to musicMy box is fashioned from lolly...

  • Edmond – growing in confidence, and going out and about

    Fri, 02/10/2015 - 15:19

    Edmond has global learning disabilities and joined Share in 2014 to study life skills at Share.Edmond is a quiet person with a gentle nature who is always interested in other people, and curious about the world around him. Although he was very shy...

  • John – making a career from horticulture

    Thu, 03/09/2015 - 14:17

    John joined Share in 1999, and studies horticulture with us for three days a week. John was very young and a little shy when he first joined Share, but it didn’t take him long to settle in and get to know everyone. It is now hard to imagine the...

  • Horticulture training for Oak Lodge School

    Mon, 27/07/2015 - 10:35

    Share has been working with Oak Lodge School, a residential and day school for students with hearing, speech, language and communication needs, since October 2014.The partnership involved Jenny Shand, Share's Horticulture Manager, running a series...

  • Karina – an amazing DJ and a real charmer!

    Wed, 08/07/2015 - 12:10

    Karina joined Share in 2013, and studies digital skills and life skills with us. Karina has cerebal palsy and epilepsy, and paralysis that affects her leg muscles. She uses a motorised wheelchair and travels independently around London, but has...

  • Rehan – a very fine artist and Share's 'visual scribe'

    Thu, 26/03/2015 - 10:24

    Rehan joined Share in 2009. He studies Life Skills, Music and IT, and has recently been on a number of trips with Share's Go Anywhere, Do Anything programme. Rehan is a quiet, thoughtful and gentle young man who is a very talented artist, as you...

  • We've proved it: men are from Mars, women are from venus!

    Fri, 20/03/2015 - 10:29

    Today – 20th March 2015 – is International Day of Happiness.As it happens, Share's creative writing class, which runs every week at Share, recently looked at happiness as part of their studies on feelings and emotions.During the session, students...

  • Rachel

    Wed, 30/07/2014 - 15:38

    Rachel joined Share a few months ago as part of our Catering Traineeship. And in a relatively short period of time, she has blossomed, gaining confidence all the time and looking to the future when she hopes to secure a job in catering.Rachel is...

  • New Friends - A poem by Leon

    Wed, 16/07/2014 - 10:19

    Leon recently visited Share for a taster day. He admits to having a fascination for words, so following his visit, he wrote this poem for us. 

  • Making music at Share

    Thu, 24/04/2014 - 14:42

    Last month, the music group studied Edward Lear’s The Owl the Pussycat in the morning, so when the time came for them to set the poem to music in the afternoon they were familiar with it, having already identified potential cue...

  • Tope

    Tue, 18/03/2014 - 18:15

    Tope studies Basic Skills at Share. During his time with us, Tope has worked hard to develop his basic and communications skills. He undertook a work placement in Wandsworth Council's post room, and is currently working as a travel buddy for...

  • Suzanne

    Tue, 18/03/2014 - 18:10

    Suzanne studies art and crafts at Share.When she first started at Share, she was very quiet and shy. With Share's help, she gradually came out of her shell and eventually went on to undertake a work placement at a local office.She has since...

  • Joyce

    Tue, 18/03/2014 - 18:02

    Joyce studies Life Skills, Catering and Digital Skills at Share. She joined Share to build her confidence in different areas of her life, with the aim of gaining some real life work experience and being more independent in her everyday life. Joyce...