Julie Keaveney: Assessor/Trainer Calderdale College
I would like to complement you, staff and committee members on the
wonderful work that you all do at The Hive.
On the numerous times that I have come to the centre, it has been an
absolute pleasure in seeing how much the service users, interact and
participate in the wide variety of activities that are made available, from
using the computers, arranging a Christmas show, to assisting in the shop. In doing this you are clearly helping to
build confidence, self – esteem and independence skills in everyone that
It is evident that you, staff and committee members are passionate and
enjoy your work at The Hive, this enthusiasm is contagious not only with the
service user but with anyone that visits the centre.
Assessor/Trainer (Health and Social Care)
Drew Bostock: Work Placement
My work placement at The Hive is really good, the staff are really nice and the clients are wonderful. I love doing my placement here because i enjoy all the activities we do with the clients.
I don't want to leave, i have met great people at The Hive, they are great staff to work with and the clients are lovely, they make my day.
We have had really good times.I love being here with the staff and clients, teaching them different things every day.
It makes me happy to come to The Hive and see everybody they melt my heart and make me smile, no one will get better staff than Jane and Paul they always cheer me up.
From your best friend Drew x x x
Glad Pattison: Parent
Dawn has been attending The Hive for over 2 years now. She has made lots of friends and she loves Paul and Jane the staff who support her.
The Hive is such a happy place and the staff are dedicated to the needs of all the clients that attend.
Abdul has totally improved in many ways since going to The Hive, his behavior and understanding has changed for the best, he is always talking about the fun activities he does on a daily basis when been there and also friends and staff.
Abdul has better communication skills and more confidence since joining.
We Abdul's family often visit and we get the chance to see with our own eyes, all the fun tasks, they have such a friendly, positive atmosphere. We are happy Abdul chose to go to The Hive it has totally transformed his life.
Thanks to Paul and Jane for all the support given to Abdul.
From Reshma and Misba
Moya Redfearn: Friend of The Hive
Hello Paul, Jane, Kate,
Staff and Clients,
It was lovely to call in and see your latest ventures
last week. The atmosphere is so welcoming and relaxing.
I take my hat off to you all when I see what you have
achieved. You all bring different
expertise to the table and yet you all blend in so well.
I have known Paul, Kate and a few of the existing clients
for quite some years now and I never fail to be totally in awe of your
The other most amazing thing is that you still find time
to raise the levels of your topics.
Truly amazing! Keep on producing
your tremendous work and keep proving that the sky is the limit. Although that does not sound to be out of the
question with your endeavours!!
The reason I am writing is to bring to the attention of
the public, that you do not have to be a relation of your clients, or a member
of staff to be part of your organisation.
I write in the capacity of 'friend of the Hive' and proud so to be.
Good luck to you all
Romany Turner: Student Social Worker
Just a quick email to thank you
again for allowing us to visit The Hive yesterday and making us feel so welcome
– I have not laughed so hard in a long time!
We were all so impressed by your
provision and the inclusive and personalised service you provide for your
clients. It was lovely to see how relaxed and happy your service users are; it
was clear that they have a real sense of ownership over The Hive and that the
service you provide is tailored to meet their individual needs and wishes.
You should be very proud of the work you do and the happiness you create
despite constraints with funding etc. I shall certainly spread the word about
your charity shop/market stalls as well as the fantastic service, encouragement
and sanctuary you provide for your clients.
Hope to see you all again,
Ken: Visitor and generous supporter
Thank you for a wonderful time
but I am sorry I have to go
I will be coming back again
when you have your fashion show.
It's over the hills and far away
a distance i have to drive
but i'll remember the smiley faces
in this place you call the hive.
Matt Swierzynski: Fitness Trainer
Thank you to The
Hive team and trustees for giving me the opportunity to work with you all.
I run exercise and activity sessions twice a week at the
Hive with all of the brilliant members. The aim is to motivate, educate and
encourage the members to get more active, healthy and fitter whilst also
encouraging their independence.
The sessions last around 60-90 minutes and involve a variety
of exercises to challenge and test us by developing fitness, strength,
co-ordination, balance, confidence and knowledge. As well as planning exercises
and physical activities I also plan quizzes to test and develop the members
knowledge on their health, fitness and healthy eating.
Every session is planned for and tailored to the group and
each individual member.
Every session I am amazed and inspired by the fantastic
progress that every member is making physically, mentally and emotionally. It
gives me immense satisfaction and pride to be partnered with the Hive and to be
helping this fantastic and innovative organisation.
Thank you to the staff and trustees for your support and
giving me the opportunity and thank you to the members for your continued hard
work and determination and welcoming me into the Hive. What you all do is
amazing and life-changing.
Looking forward to keeping up the great progress and journey
Trinity Lawrence. (Work Experience from The Brooksbank School)
I have only been attending The Hive for two weeks now, I have seen a huge improvement in each individual who goes here. We did a variety of different activities such as textiles, counting, using and remembering what muscles are around the body and what energy is needed for. They made dinner themselves by choosing which ingredient they wanted to chop up, I took several photographs for my folder where I will be talking about my experiences at The Hive.
I joined in on quite a few things that had been organised, I enjoyed sitting with all the members and seeing them remember certain things about me, also we have a lot in common. I can openly say all the staff Make The Hive complete and a good, educational place for the members to have fun.
I feel very comfortable and stable in The Hive and will miss everyone. I have enjoyed each and every part of this experience and I thank you for letting me have this chance.
The Brooksbank School