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!

 

Djuna learning about money

Djuna has been studying at Share since May 2016. He studies Basic Skills and Catering with us, and also attends our Creative Writing course.

Djuna is a shy young man who is kind and gentle with a sweet nature. During his time at Share, he'...

Maggie and Harris - Creative writing at Share

I'd just completed a course in teaching adults, and we were advised to get some hands-on experience. Share were advertising for a creative writing volunteer, and when I looked at the community's website, I found it really welcoming and warm. So I...

Tracey with the baking group

If you told me three years ago I would be helping an 18-year-old walk to Asda (Asda...me?) who had suffered a stroke and lost the use of her right arm with her grocery shopping I would have laughed in your face – who me? But I did. 

This...

Social buddy out with Go Anywhere, Do Anything

We asked one of our social buddies, Karen Miles, who supports our Go Anywhere, Do Anything project to tell us about her experience so far...

Incredible! My time with Share is really quite amazing. I have met some beautiful...

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...

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...

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...

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

How to be our friend - a poem...

This poem was written yesterday by members of Share's Creative Writing group.

Anger is red
Anger is orange
Anger is black

When things go wrong
When things get lost
When people don’t listen
...

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...