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Henshaws Heroes

Read about two intrepid fundraisers that go the extra mile and raise much needed cash.

Take a closer look at disability arts

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.

Bed Race Means First for Henshaws Team

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.

Henshaws Course Shortlisted for Award

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.

Henshaws Hundreds

This June Henshaws is celebrating its Henshaws Hundreds with lots of different ways of getting involved!

Cheers from Henshaws Charity Beer Festival

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

Take a Chair and Get Creative!

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.

Acts Line Up for Beer Festival

Final preparations are under way for the ever-popular Henshaws Beer Festival which is back for 2022 after a two-year absence.

Henshaws College Seeking More Carers

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.

#50MilesMore Virtual Challenge

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.

New Sight Loss Sector Charter launched

A new Sight Loss Sector Charter was launched in November 2020 which puts blind and partially sighted people at the heart of the work of charities in the sector.

Virtual London Marathon success!

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.

Henshaws feature on BBC North West Tonight

Henshaws were featured in a report by BBC North West discussing the issues facing blind and visually impaired people during the Covid-19 pandemic, including social distancing.

Coronavirus update from our Specialist College

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.

Arts & Crafts Centre closed to the public

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.

Henshaws students strike silver

Students from our Specialist College in Harrogate recently celebrated completion of their Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award.

Cheers to 21 years at Henshaws Beer Festival

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

First careers event at Specialist College

Our Specialist College welcomed local employers and support organisations onto campus for our first Careers Information, Advice & Guidance day for students and their families.

Meet our First Step team!

Ever wondered who is on the other end of the line when you call Henshaws? The First Step team introduce themselves and their roles.

Winners of our Christmas Raffle 2018

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.

Ducks ahoy! Knaresborough Duck Race 2019

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

Aimee lines up for teaching “Oscar”

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.

Safety First

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.

Bistro’s the best!

"What a great night and atmosphere. Art Makers were involved on every level, from waiters and caterers, to esteemed guests."

Henshaws students gain red belts in Judo

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 gets Poetic

Visually impaired poet Dave Steele has joined Henshaws' team of ambassadors and tells us about his excitement about this recent opportunity.

Winners of our Christmas Raffle 2017

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.

Trip to the Philharmonic Dining Rooms

Our Liverpool Social Group enjoyed a piece of Liverpool history and a hearty lunch at the Philharmonic Dining Rooms. Marie shares with us how the day went on.

Dementia Awareness Week at Henshaws

We're playing our part in Dementia Awareness Week (14th-20th May), by raising awareness on the importance of eye health and vision support to those who have dementia.

Manchester derby 1954 in aid of Henshaws

With the highly anticipated Manchester derby taking place this Sunday, we look back to 1954 when the two Manchester clubs went head to head in aid of Henshaws!

Henshaws gets the DJ experience

Henshaws youngsters got together to enjoy a Music and Pizza Day in Liverpool this half term, with pizza, DJing and beat boxing!

Celebrating our 180th Anniversary

2017 sees Henshaws celebrate our 180th anniversary. We would love to hear your stories and memories of your contact with Henshaws throughout the years.

Henshaws comes to Sunderland College

The staff at Sunderland College got a taste of the Blind Football experience at their staff training day from our very own Philippa and Craig!

New tech services in Oldham

Our new Technology Rehabilitation Officer Carrie is coming to Oldham! Find out about the new services she'll be offering in the area.

Winners of our Christmas raffle 2016

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.

I Can Do It! Natalie’s diary

Natalie, our Enablement Officer for Children and Young People, shares with us her updates, tips and stories from our I Can Do It course.

Seeking: budding actors and actresses

We are looking for budding actors and actresses of all ages (adults and children) across both Greater Manchester and Merseyside to take part in a potential Theatre Project.

Henshaws turns 179 years old!

This Saturday, we turn 179 years old - and we celebrate our birthday with cake and balloons across the charity.

TapTapSee is Free (again!)

The app TapTapSee has now been made available for free - Community Services Development Manager Mark talks us through some of its features.

Christmas Cards now on sale

We’re pleased to announce that our Christmas Cards are now on sale, with 6 beautiful and unique designs to choose from!

Go go Team Henshaws!

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