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Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre in Knaresborough will share its extensive experience in disability arts when it holds its first Artmaker Symposium and Festival in July.
As part of our artmaker exhibition this July, some of our fabulous art makers will be sharing their skills with you and running a variety of creative workshops.
For the first time, Henshaws Specialist College in Harrogate is entering a team. Team HENCHshaws will take to the streets to pit their fitness against the other teams.
The Next Steps programme works with former and current students from Henshaws College to access future placements and support a clear transition from College into adult life.
This June Henshaws is celebrating its Henshaws Hundreds with lots of different ways of getting involved!
Following the first successful day-long event in 2019, the Henshaws Beer Festival returned to the town for a full weekend with an even bigger and better offering. With two daytime
Would you like to hike Snowdon as part of a team raising money for Henshaws? Join Helen Sutton, Managing Director of Fit Girl Club, for a weekend event where you can do just that.
We are inviting individuals, groups and organisations to upcycle a chair and be part of an installation at our artmaker symposium and festival this July.
Final preparations are under way for the ever-popular Henshaws Beer Festival which is back for 2022 after a two-year absence.
Henshaws Specialist College is looking for more carers to work with its students aged from 16 to 25, all of whom have special educational needs and disabilities.
Welcome our two Deputy Directors who have been appointed at Henshaws Specialist College.
Henshaws Art Makers have been busy creating mythical beasts which are going on display at Knaresborough Castle this summer.
Students at Henshaws Specialist College will have a special guest at their first graduation ceremony in two years. Para-athlete long jumper Ryan Raghoo will be the speaker.
We are so grateful to Stowe Family Law who recently made a donation towards our iMUSE programme at Henshaws Specialist College.
Following easing of Government restrictions, Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre is to open its doors to new Art Makers from from Monday 17 May.
Six charities are to be trained in delivering Manchester-based Henshaws “I Can Do It” programme, thanks to funding from Thomas Pocklington Trust.
We are absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for a Natspec award for our partnership working with Harrogate Fair Trade Shop
Could you go the extra mile?
Walk or run 50 miles or more in March.
Find out how to take part and join the #50MilesMore Facebook community to meet others taking on the challenge.
A special winter message from Sir Warren Smith KCVO KStJ JP, Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester and President of Henshaws Society for Blind People.
They have shown their dedication to reducing restrictive practice through a new six part priority pledge to instigate profound and sustainable change.
Thanks to everyone who ran the Virtual London Marathon for us, raising much-needed funds for our charity to support people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities.
The service offers twenty-four hour support for forty-seven disabled adults in nine houses and will be transferred to Harrogate based company Homes Together.
Henshaws Specialist College received some great feedback from the Care Quality Commission, who looked at how well we are managing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The fantastic work of Henshaws Specialist College has been recognised by Gillian Keegan MP, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills in a briefing from the Department for Education
College continues to run its Education and Care settings and the intention is to do so until the Government tells us otherwise. Read our update by College Principal Adrian Sugden.
Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre in Knaresborough are closing the centre to external visitors, until further notice, upon clinical advice, to protect our vulnerable service users.
The much-anticipated Harrogate MONOPOLY game hit the shops last week. And .. drum roll .. we get to star in it!
This autumn the Mercer Art Gallery shop in Harrogate will be stocking a range of handmade, original products created by Henshaws Art Makers.
Students and staff gave a warm welcome to The Countess of Wessex when she visited Henshaws Specialist College in Harrogate yesterday (Thursday 26 September).
Students from our Specialist College in Harrogate recently celebrated completion of their Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award.
Nominations are now open for Henshaws Beyond Expectations Awards 2019; celebrating the achievements of the people we support in our Yorkshire centres.
Families, friends and special guests joined staff and students for a day of celebration at our graduation ceremony at our Specialist College in Harrogate.
Two visually-impaired students from Henshaws Bradford Centre have set themselves a major challenge this month.
We began our 21st birthday celebrations last weekend with Henshaws first ever beer festival. Cheers to 21 years of supporting disabled people in Yorkshire to go beyond expectations
Our exclusive beer was created for Henshaws by four local breweries, named by competition winners and will be available at Henshaws Beer Festival this May!
Our Yorkshire services offer opportunities for autistic people to create a pathway to independence.
Students at our Specialist College in Harrogate have been getting an insight into what it takes to be an athlete.
Our Specialist College welcomed local employers and support organisations onto campus for our first Careers Information, Advice & Guidance day for students and their families.
Thank you to everyone who took part in our Christmas raffle this year and helped raise over £6,500 for Henshaws’ work! We announce the lucky winners.
If you have never witnessed the colourful sight of 5000 ducks being tipped in to the river Nidd, then you simply must make this the first date in your 2019 diary
Energy supplier CNG have clocked up over a whopping 200 hours volunteering for Henshaws!
Choose from our selection of traditional and contemporary Christmas cards to share with your friends and family, and help support our work this festive season.
Statement regarding the suspension of services to students at Henshaws Specialist College
Growing potatoes, creating a wildlife pond and an overnight expedition were among the activities completed by five of our college students for their Duke of Edinburgh Award.
The magic and atmosphere of a visit to the beach is arriving in Knaresborough in August when Henshaws Urban Beach returns for the summer.
The arrival of Wimbledon gave the students who run ‘The Wellbeing Shop’ at our college a great opportunity to ‘serve’ some strawberries!
Aimee Jackson, a teacher at Henshaws Specialist College in Harrogate, has been shortlisted for the Award for Excellence in Special Needs Education in the Pearson Teaching Awards.
Students at Henshaws Specialist College in Harrogate have been getting extra help from North Yorkshire Police and Harrogate Town football club on how to stay safe.
"What a great night and atmosphere. Art Makers were involved on every level, from waiters and caterers, to esteemed guests."
Dermot Heslop from British Judo has been coaching students and staff at our Specialist College in judo. They recently achieved the standard required to be awarded their red belts.
Henshaws fundraiser and mother to Tess, Kate Simpson, wrote a beautiful poem last year in celebration of the Henshaws College Graduation ceremony in July 2017.
Dolly used her creative skills to raise money for a bench in memory of some of her friends at the Arts & Crafts centre in Knaresborough.
Our Yorkshire services offer opportunities for disabled people with autism to create a pathway to independence.
Henshaws students in Harrogate have begun working at their local Sainsbury's as part of their supported internship programme.
Our open morning at Henshaws Bradford Centre gave visitors the chance to find out more about the opportunities we offer for young people with SEND.
Yorkshire resident and Art Maker visited a local school to share her experience of having a visual impairment with the Early Years children.
Thank you to everyone who took part in our Christmas raffle this year and helped raise over £6,000 for Henshaws’ work! We announce the lucky winners.
We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our performers, guests and volunteers for making Henshaws Christmas Concert 2017 such a festive success.
Mulled wine, mice pies and many wonderful performances, Carols by Candlelight was the perfect way to start the run up to Christmas
Rory Hoy, a talented DJ and producer from Knaresborough, has joined Henshaws as our new celebrity ambassador.
Our Bradford Centre opened up earlier this year, supporting students towards employment. The Centre Manager Roxanne shares what the students have been up to.
We're pleased to announce that last week, Henshaws were awarded the 'Together We Are Stronger' award from Visionary!
Henshaws Specialist College in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, recently hosted its 4th annual Leisure, Lifestyle and Work Fair, a free transitions event for young disabled people.
We welcomed our local police and fire services to the Arts & Crafts Centre in Knaresborough to find out ways to help us all stay safe.
Andrea, our Children & Families Enablement Officer, shares what the group got up to over summer and the upcoming activities ahead this autumn.
Our Children & Families service runs a number of different fun activities and events throughout the year; find out what we're running this summer in Greater Manchester.
Last week, our independence course 'I Can Do It' spent the week at the Children's Adventure Farm in Altrincham, for a fun-filled week of cooking, animals and adventure!
Team Henshaws returned to Skipton Triathlon last week for the fifth year in a row, for a record breaking day of exercise and sun.
Our Housing & Support Services are celebrating the latest addition to their housing portfolio in Yorkshire providing adapted accommodation for disabled people.
We have a fantastic opportunity for children and young people to take part in a four-night residential holiday at the Children’s Adventure Farm as part of our I Can Do It course.
Henshaws youngsters got together to enjoy a Music and Pizza Day in Liverpool this half term, with pizza, DJing and beat boxing!
2017 sees Henshaws celebrate our 180th anniversary. We would love to hear your stories and memories of your contact with Henshaws throughout the years.
Our new Children & Families Enablement Officer Sara will be working in Oldham - find out about the services she will be offering around the local area.
Thank you to everyone who took part in our Christmas raffle this year and helped raise over £4,000 for Henshaws’ work! We announce the lucky winners.
What a perfect start to the festive season seeing Manchester Cathedral illuminated by our Carols by Candlelight concert!
It's time for the festive season to begin! Grab yourself one of our beautiful and unique Christmas cards to share with your friends and family.
We're pleased to announce that Henshaws has been chosen as one of 40 charities visited by The Nicest Job in Britain in 2017.
Art Makers at our Centre in Knaresborough have created unique artwork inspired by their favourite films for our new exhibition this summer.
We're excited to announce that we'll be opening an outreach centre in Bradford this September for young adults with disabilities.
This Saturday, we turn 179 years old - and we celebrate our birthday with cake and balloons across the charity.
11 year old Alicia reached Old Trafford on 6th June after a ten day trek to help raise money for Henshaws - raising a phenomenal £12,000 so far!
On Sunday 12th June, Henshaws Triathlon Team competed in the ITU World Triathlon Series in Leeds.
Henshaws Specialist College student Tom took on the Melmerby 10k last month to fundraise for new specialist physio equipment, and raised a whopping £1778.20!
Over 2000 visitors enjoyed local acts and nationally acclaimed artists at our fourth Bed Fest free music festival, raising nearly £5000 for the Arts & Crafts Centre.
We had 5 brave adventurers - Kate, Kerry, Roy, Maria and Danny - jump out of a plane at 11,000 ft on Sunday for Henshaws! We share their experience and photos.
Fore! Yesterday we held our annual fundraising Golf Day at Harrogate Golf Course, where are teams competed with one another in a day of fun-filled sport.
Team Henshaws are taking part in their first ever international triathlon, at the Colombia Threadneedle World Leeds Triathlon this month.
There's been lots of sporty activity at Henshaws so far this year! We share the successes of our Team Henshaws runners and supporters.
We were fortunate to have some fantastic volunteers from the Yorkshire Building Society help out at our Arts and Crafts Centre.
Henshaws Specialist College student Tom is taking part in the Melmerby 10km run this May to raise money for new gym equipment at College
Last month, our monthly Luncheon Club enjoyed a fantastic Street Party themed lunch to celebrate the Queens 90th birthday.
We are delighted to announce that a group of incredible runners have completed the London Marathon 2016 on behalf of Team Henshaws!
We’re pleased to announce that this year’s Henshaws Awards (previously Pride of Henshaws) nominations are now open.
We are delighted to announce that we have received a grant of £362,628 from the Big Lottery Fund for our Pathway to Wellbeing project!
We’re seeking nominations for a new award at our Henshaws awards in June for ‘VI Friendly Business of the Year’.
We’re pleased to announce the launch of our new Henshaws lottery website! Find out how you could take part and win up to an amazing £25,000.
We’re pleased to announce that our Christmas Cards are now on sale, with 6 beautiful and unique designs to choose from!
Henshaws College gardens have been treated to a facelift thanks to volunteers from Halifax Bank team of Directors
We were visited last week by two of our former students who delivered these beautiful flower troughs which they’ve created for this year’s graduation ceremony.
Billy is leader of the Fitness Workshop at the Arts & Crafts Centre. He likes to make sure everyone stays active and as healthy as possible.
With the Spring Bank holiday fast approaching, we have great activities planned to keep your family entertained.
This year we decided to put together a team of staff and volunteers to take part in the Morrisons Great Manchester Run on Sunday 10th May
We started our independence skills programme in early April, equipping VI young people with Kitchen Skills - read about their Easter activities.
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