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A Look Back At 2016

What a wonderful and busy year we've had! Read more

Christmas by Candlelight

It was certainly beginning to look a lot like Christmas on Tuesday 13th December 2016 at the stunning Lochgreen House Hotel in Troon. Read more

The 'Sparkling' Hansel Ball

Revellers celebrated Guy Fawkes Night in style at Hansel’s annual ball at Brig O’Doon House Hotel, Alloway and helped raise just over £42,000! Read more

Ladies Lunch Week

Our annual Ladies Lunches at Lochgreen House Hotel came to an end on Thursday 27th October 2016 after 5 tremendous days! Read more

Blanche Nicolson, MBE

It was a very proud day at Hansel as old friends and supporters gather to see Blanche Nicolson receive her well-deserved MBE from Lord-Lieutenant Mr John Duncan.

Blanche chose to have the ceremony here at Broadmeadows so that more of us could share it with her – a typically generous gesture.
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MacMillan Coffee Morning at Hansel

Who needs the Great British Bake Off when we have Hansel! Read more

Blooming marvellous!

Hansel’s Ground Maintenance Team is celebrating a hat trick after being selected to look after the floral displays at Kilwinning railway station following their successful work at Prestwick and Stewarton as part of ScotRail’s ‘Adopt a Station’ initiative. Read more

Big Vern 'N' The Shootas 2016

Friday the 12th August saw the Carlton Hotel, Prestwick play host once again to our annual Big Vern n the Shootahs event. Read more

Good luck...but not good bye

On the 10th of August 2016 Hansel celebrated with Blanche Nicolson as she retired from her working life with Hansel. Read more

Charity Fun Day Success!

Local people, family and friends had a fantastic day out at the Shawburn Fun Day, which was held in the Baird Centre at Hansel’s headquarters in Symington on Thursday (7th of July) raising a massive £1,260! Read more

More Than 7,000 Reasons To Say Thank You

Hansel said a massive thank you to big-hearted Sainsbury's in Prestwick staff and shoppers this week after receiving a donation of £7,316! Read more

Hi-Street

Hi Street has arrived! Read more

Community Superhero Award Winner

We are pleased to announce that Prestwick's very own Scott Nicol won the very first Community Superhero Award 2016. Read more

A Day At The Races

The sun may not have shone, but it didn't stop everyone from having a wonderful time at Ayr Racecourse on Wednesday 18th May 2016. Read more

Jenny’s Diary shortlisted for a Herald Higher Education award!

Jenny’s Diary is a unique resource to support conversations about dementia with people who have a learning disability. The resource focuses on three areas: why Jenny is behaving differently and how she can be supported to live as well as possible with dementia; how to have a conversation with Jenny about her diagnosis of dementia, and guidance on talking about dementia with George, Jenny’s partner. Read more

Community Superhero Awards

There are people all over Ayrshire who work tirelessly to make their local community a better place whether by helping their neighbours, volunteering, give up their free time to coach sports teams, befriending older people, raising money for charity or going above and beyond in their working day to help others. Read more

Little Paintings Art Exhibition 2016

After 3 great days at Murdoch House, our Little Paintings exhibition has come to an end, raising over £8,000! A huge thank you to all the artists who took part, to Bill & Cath Costley for providing the delicious canapes and to Majestic Wine for sponsoring our drinks reception. Read more

Disability Hate Crime

Our North Ayrshire Supported Living service is now a disability hate crime third party reporting centre. This means we can better help and support people to report hate crime if they have been subjected to it or witnessed it. Eight people, 5 team members and 3 people with learning disabilities attended training provided by Police Scotland. Read more

Blanche Nicolson, MBE

Our very own Blanche Nicolson was awarded and MBE in the New Year Honours list! We are delighted (and very proud!) that her lifelong commitment to people with learning difficulties and their families has been recognised in this way. Read more

First Minister meets inspirational young man

In June this year, one of our young customers at Connect, Calvin Neilson visited the Scottish Parliament and met with First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. Read more

Health Survey

Learning Disability Alliance Scotland are asking people living with learning disabilities to share their experiences of health care. Read more

A BIG Thank You to UPM Caledonian!

The visitors and staff at Taigh Mor Respite Service would like to thank everyone at UPM Caledonian Paper Mill for their very kind and generous donation. This will be used to update the sensory room, a much loved area for visitors who come to Taigh Mor for a holiday. We’ll post more pictures as soon as possible – in the meantime, thanks again!

Join the Conversation

The Scottish Government are holding a national conversation on health and social care services – Creating a Healthier Scotland: What Matters to You? Read more

Enterprising Minds make the finals!

Enterprising Minds is one of two finalists in the Best Charity – Business Partnership category of the Association of Scottish Businesswomen Awards. Read more

Work Activity Agreement

Building on the success of the Schools Project, which offers pupils a week-long work placement, the Work Activity Agreement was delivered for the first time this year. Read more

Hot Off the Press!

Keep up to date with all the news from Hansel. (Well as much as we could squeeze into 8 pages!)
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We did it!!

Hansel is now officially Sainsbury’s Prestwick Charity of the Year! Read more

What a week!

Last week’s Learning Disability Week was a huge success. Across the whole country organisations and individuals worked hard to raise awareness, share resources and celebrate achievements. Here at Hansel we had a week of activities at Broadmeadows and the annual Festival of Living at the Sir Alexander Fleming Centre in Kilmarnock. Read more

Enterprising Minds - One Year On

On the 26th May we celebrated the hugely successful first year of Enterprising Minds. Read more