What's on at Holt Mill Centre?
The Chill Mill
Oven Gloves at the Ready!
On Wednesday the 13th of March Healey Care Ltd will be hosting our Red Nose day bake off. We ask for a minimum donation of only £1 and for all those who want to participate, to join in.
The Chill Mill
6-8pm every Wednesday evening The Chill Mill at Holt Mill, Lloyd Street, Whitworth, Rochdale. OL12 8A
The Chill Mill is wheelchair accessible. There is on-street parking outside the building.If you have any specific needs, please get in touch on the number at the end we will do our best to meet these for you.
We will work with others who support people who may find it difficult to access community facilities – please get in touch to discuss your specific needs.
This service was developed in response to service users suggestions made at house meetings and a Service User Forum in 2010. It is a ‘support staff’ driven enterprise to meet the wishes of some of the people we support across our wider services; this wish was to have a place to meet up in the evening with other people.
We already ran a disco on the last Wednesday of each month and over time, the people we support had developed roles for themselves, e.g. taking money at the door, serving drinks, doing the raffle and we paid a service user from another organisation to be our DJ from 2009 onwards.
This is now a user-led service with its own committee and volunteers and who set the rooms up, buy in the provisions, clean and tidy up etc each Wednesday with their staff support.
How it got off the ground: Managers facilitated a Forum later in 2011 to collect everyone’s ideas of what people wanted from their social club; what it would look like, what people wanted to do, what to call it, what to eat and drink, etc. – everyone was supported to have their say.
Staff volunteered to be involved with the Chill Mill and to be available and to resource what was required to get it up and running as service users had described they wanted it. Managers agreed to ensure staff numbers were appropriate in rota planning to support people who wish to attend from our services and to check out the Insurance and business side of things.
It has been a positive outcome all round.
Regular ‘Chill Miller’ meetings have now developed their own identity which is reflected in how the social evening has and continues to progress. Managers role is to be available for guidance and advice for support staff and auditing financial records.
We hold a disco on the last Wednesday of every month – 6pm to approx. 8.30pm
There will be a DJ – everyone enjoys the music, fun and the games that are organised.
- Raffle prizes.
We arrange special ‘Themed Do’s’ - £5 entrance fee which includes food
Ideas for future events:
- Casino and Cocktails night: A Dressed Up Do
- Games Night- Bingo-Deal or No Deal-Dominos-Quiz
- Racing Night-Horse racing and Betting
- Around the World – fancy dress ticket do with ‘International’ food available
- Bonfire night Do
RSPCA COFFEE MORNING
Keep the date free watch this space for the exact date for our fantastic coffee morning early June 11-1pm at Holt Mill Lloyd Street Whitworth.
Raffle, Tombola, Face Painting, Balloon Modeling. Tea, Coffee and Cake for £1.00 entry fee.
Healey Care sponsoring The Redwood Grand Ball
Healey Care Ltd are the sponsors of this years Redwood Ball Friday the 20th of May 2016. The event is sold out! Hope you all have a great time, photos to follow.
Annual Car Wash - In Memory Of Tashia Sparkes. 10-2pm At Healey House, Oakenshaw Avenue. Bring your wheels for a wash down! All proceeds to Christies Hospital
Natashia Sparkes 22.1.84 – 29.2.16
Tashia Sparkes created and organised our first Charity Car Wash in 2015. Sadly Tashia passed away earlier this year and we are holding this years event in fond & loving memory of her. All proceeds to Christies Hospital Tashias chosen charity. In loving memory.
Christies Charity Car Wash
A fantastic day was had by all at the charity car wash. The sun was out long enough on the day to clean and polish 27 cars as volunteers from our services raised a grand total of £150.00 for Christies.
Everyone enjoyed getting involved as can be seen from the pictures. Thank you to our local community for all your support.
Look out for our next charity event.
Cook & Eat Sessions
The Cook and Eat Session have become very popular, teaching new skills and having fun at the same time. We have visits from professional who help to get the most out of the sessions.
This facility is open to all our residents as well as people attending Holt Mill Day Services