Harrogate Skills 4 Living Centre is an accredited learning provider for adults with learning disabilities and autism
Meet the Tutors
Becky has worked at HS4LC since July 2017 and she manages the allotment group.
Becky has a passion for fresh seasonal fruit, herbs and veggies and believes the allotment group helps get more people eating seasonally, eating well and that everyone can learn to grow they just need to be given the right sort of support and enthusiasm. When Becky is not digging up the allotment or baking a cake she likes to enjoy a glass of red wine, chocolate and a good drama on the TV.
Billy has worked at HS4LC for 10 years now and is our Fitness instructor in the HS4LC gym. Billy also works at our Brackenley care home with the residents. Billy's motivation to work at HS4LC is due to having endured a 10 year disability of his own. Billy loves to encourage the students and residents to succeed. Billy is always very active (he does mile swims in freezing cold water for fun) and too wind down loves to play a game of spider solitaire.
Chris has worked at HS4LC for around 17 years. Chris tutors a variety of the music classes including our popular "Magic of the Musicals" class. Chris became a tutor at HS4LC as she wanted to teach to make a difference to people's lives and says she loves everyday at the centre as each day is different. Chris loves to see the students develop their knowledge and skills through HS4LC. Out of work Chris loves to spend time with her friends and family and reading good books!
Chris has been with HS4LC since 2006. Chris tutors our Explorers Club, Ready Steady Cook – Around the World! and the The 1 in 100 Group. Chris enjoys taking the students to visit new places around the local area and seeing them experience new adventures.
Fran has worked for HS4LC since January 2018. Fran is a Job Coach for the Skills-Bridge Programme for young adults. Fran enjoys teaching the students and seeing them thrive with their new skills. While Fran was taking a break from secondary school teaching last year she volunteered with the HS4LC allotment group and the rest is history, as they say. Fran loves working at HS4LC and says that everyone who works here wants to make a difference to the lives of those that come to the centre.
Gillian started as a volunteer in 2012 and became a member of staff in 2013. Gillian leads the Newsletter Group and also assists with computing and the music and arts classes. Gillian loves her days at the centre and says no two days are the same but her days are always very enjoyable! Gillian says the best part of her job is the people/students and there is nothing more rewarding than seeing the students develop their skills in class and achieve their potential. Gillian loves to read a good book and dabble with crafts out of work and has a great interest in Roman history.
Helen joined HS4LC in mid 2018 as an Arts and Crafts tutor. Helen loves working at HS4LC and enjoys helping the students to develop their arts and crafts skills. Helen loves to see the students enjoying themselves and being creative! Helen is a very busy person, when not working at the centre she is involved in teaching textile masterclasses and workshops.
Ian has worked as a tutor at HS4LC for 5 years and teaches the baking enterprise group, craft groups and also supports in the cooking and drama groups. Ian was lead to work in the care sector as he has a daughter with learning difficulties and complex needs.Ian says everday at the centre is filled with chaos and fun! His favourite part of his job is the people as they are all unqiue characters which makes things interesting. Out of work Ian enjoys indulging in his hobbies of light novels and video games and not forgeting the chocolate!
Jade has worked at our Brackenley care home for nearly 2 years and is a intermediate carer. Jade teaches our "Magic of the Musicals" class and also Independent living skills at the HS4LC day centre. Jade has a passion to help people and has always aspired to be a tutor/teacher. Jade loves to see the students developing their skills and enjoying their classes. Jade loves to spend her down time watching tv and with her friends.
Juliette has worked at HS4LC since early 2017 and teaches our Soup Making group and also our Health, Well-being and Relaxation class. Juliette has worked in this sector for over 15 years and says the best part of her days at work are spending time with the students and also the staff! Juliette loves to spend her time out of work walking her 2 dogs and attending Pilates and yoga classes.
Mike has been at HS4LC since early 2017. Mike teaches the media project classes and is a wiz on a computer. Mike loves working with the staff and students at HS4LC and most of all sharing and teaching his media skills and watching the students produce their projects and ideas. When not working on different projects Mike likes to take his Border Terrier "Lily" out for walks.
Paula has been at HS4LC for 13 years. Paula is our Film Club and games tutor but assists in the explorers group and music and craft groups. Paula loves working in the environment at HS4LC and helping to improve our students lives. Paula also believes that the people are what make HS4LC special and make no two days the same. In her spare time, Paula visits her horses and also enjoys listening to music.
Sinead started with HS4LC in September 2018, as a Job coach for our Skills Bridge programme. Sinead spends her days at HS4LC teaching English and Maths and visiting the students in their work placements. Sinead loves working with the young students and helping them to achieve their goals. Sinead says her role at HS4LC is very rewarding and comes with great job satisfaction. Out of work Sinead loves to spend time with her son and relaxing.