Henshaws will be celebrating its 180th anniversary in 2017. As one of the oldest charities in the UK, Henshaws opened for business in 1837 in Old Trafford, Manchester, to cater to the indigent blind, a fulfillment of Thomas Henshaw’s Will.
It has thus far employed hundreds of individuals into it workforce with volunteers also working alongside. The organization has helped many disabled to achieve their dreams and aspirations.
The company has grown tremendously to cover other areas of needs.
Henshaw provides support to disabled through its team. It helps students build their confidence and grow their independence at college. With an initial disciplinary assessment, Henshaws develops a programme tailored to help individuals that are disabled. Among the specialist supports offered by the organization are hydrotherapy, assistive technology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, mobility and orientation, therapeutic trampolining and visual impairment support.
Henshaws is optimistic to give adequate educational help needed for its learners. It develops a broad curriculum to build on the experiences and existing skills of its students. Students are helped to follow a personalized study course of their goals in education, care plan and health. Henshaw helps its students take necessary steps on what is next after college.
Henshaws helps students to prepare for adulthood. The organization’s study programs are usually for school leavers from special or enhanced schools and of ages 16 to 25 years. Its learning centers in Harrogate and Bradford help students into a rewarding adult life.
Through its pathways, Henshaws encourages independence and assist students to build a lasting friendship with others. The various pathways can be personalized to meet specific needs of individuals. The core programmes undertaken are:
A major study location of Henshaws is Bradford Center which opened recently in September 2017. The facility provides special education needs for young adults of ages 16 to 25-year-olds with education, Care and Health plans.
The courses offered by the institution are divided into two folds:
Pathway to work – this is designed to help students find their standing on what to do in life. The course lasts between 1 to 3 years but depends on your own pace, previous qualification and experience.
Pathway To Further Education
This course is designed to last 1 to 2 years with particular interest in areas of personal development, travel, safety and independence to prepare for mainstream college. Just like pathway to Work, it is divided into three phases:
Decide the kind of job you want
Choose where you’d want to study
Transition into mainstream college
Generally, the courses are focused on equipping students with skills required for vocational or job roles students want to study.