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Happy New Year

Share's Creative Writing Group rings in the New Year with some lovely optimism for 2018!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

New Year
Celebrations
Fireworks – pow boombang wheeee
Different colours orange red green and...

Mary and social buddy

Mary Mary joined Share in 2015 and studies catering with us.

During her time at Share, Mary has achieved her Level 1 qualification in food safety, and is now an invaluable member of the catering team at Share. As part of her course, Mary...

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...