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Enterprising Minds - One Year On

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

Hot Off the Press!

Our latest eNewsletter is now available. Click here to read all about it:

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Goodbye to Day Services

There’s been a lot of work going on behind the scenes in Day Services recently. We are busy with a process of modernisation, restructuring the service to meet the needs changing needs and expectations of customers. Read more

Rabbit Rescue

Those of you who know Broadmeadows will be aware of the hard work our Grounds Maintenance team put in to keep the gardens beautiful. You might also have noticed the effects of rabbits in undoing this! Our garden squad are not generally big fans of rabbits! Read more

Connect at Trade School Ayrshire

We are delighted to be hosting Connect at Trade School Ayrshire in the Baird Centre, a series of sessions aimed at offering young people and their support networks an opportunity to explore the ways that the four options of Self-Directed Support can be used to design alternative support choices. Read more


PAMIS are finalists in the Scottish Charity Awards! Read more

Schools Programme 2015

Last month saw another successful schools work placement programme being delivered at Hansel in conjunction with East Ayrshire Council Education Department. Read more

The Sun might not have his hat on… but he is smiling!

Around 100 people gathered at the Baird Centre to watch the eclipse this morning. Read more

Care Opinion

Hansel has registered with Care Opinion which is currently being piloted in parts of Scotland. Read more

The Charter for Involvement

Members of Hansel’s Compass Network recently attended the launch of the revised Charter for Involvement Read more

Hansel Bonspeil 2015

Last week Greenacres Curling Centre in Howwood played host to the 26th annual Charity Bonspeil in aid of Hansel, raising a fantastic £4,200! Read more

Lookin' Good!

M & Co in Ayr held a fashion show in aid of Hansel recently (well not that recently – we’re a little tardy in posting this news!). Read more

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

We know how to welcome Christmas at Hansel! Read more

Launch of Baird Centre Activities

The Baird Centre had a real buzz about it yesterday. A choir of our customers lead the carol singing which was a prelude to Chris Colvin, the Baird Centre Facilitator, filling us all in on the activities which will be launched in January. Read more

Mission Christmas

Wednesday 10th December was Christmas Jumper Day at Hansel even through to the Foundation Board meeting in the evening! Team members, customers and Directors were invited to done their festive woollies and donate a pound or two to West FM’s Cash for Kids appeal. Read more

Hot Off the Press!

The second Enterprising Minds newsletter is now available! Read more

The Kindness of Strangers

This is a tale of serendipity, generosity and the kindness of strangers. Read more

Hansel Ball 2014 - Photos added!

What a great night we had at the Hansel Ball on Saturday Night at Brig O'Doon House Hotel, raising an amazing £29,621! Read more

Sunflower Competition

Now that it's clear that winter is just around the corner we thought we'd remind you of hazy days of summer and our sunflower competition. Read more

Big Vern 'n' The Shootahs 2014

Friday the 29th August saw the Carlton Hotel, Prestwick play host once again to our annual Big Vern n the Shootahs event. Now in its 11th year we are delighted to report that this year raised the most to date with an amazing £12,169! Read more

Hansel Makes A Splash!

What a fantastic day we had on Sunday 28th September at the Hansel White Water Raft Race on the River Tay, Aberfeldy. Read more

Hansel is the Toast of Ayrshire!

Hansel was delighted to receive West Sound's Toast of Ayrshire Award last night. Gerry Lindsay, our Managing Director, accepted the award on behalf of all our customers, team members and supporters at a glittering ceremony at the Brig O Doon House Hotel. Read more

Enterprising Minds Newsletter

The first newsletter from Enterprising Minds can be downloaded here. Read more

Provost Todd visits Hansel

We were delighted to welcome East Ayrshire's Provost to Broadmeadows last month. Read more

Schools project

Employment support has always been central to Hansel's ethos, from the sheltered workshops of our early days to today's vibrant and dynamic Employment Services which supports over 200 people each year to explore employment as a lifestyle choice. Read more

Sunflower Competition

One of the attractions at the official opening of the Baird Centre was the Our Space sunflower competition. Read more

Enterprising Minds Launch (photos added)

Tuesday the 17th of June saw the launch of Enterprising Minds our ground breaking project, in partnership with North Ayrshire Council and Ayrshire and Arran NHS, which will support people living with learning disabilities or autism to explore their gifts, talents and ideas for designing creative new meaningful community activities through enterprise. Read more

Games on the Green 2014

What a great day we all had last week at Hansel’s very own Games on the Green and Bands at the Baird. Read more

Short Story Winner 2014

Well done to Amy Louise Richardson from Kilmarnock Academy who won the Hansel short story competition and took home a Kindle Fire! Read more

A Day At The Races 2014

The odds were definitely in Hansel’s favour yesterday, raising a fantastic £12,984 at our annual Day at The Races at Ayr Racecourse! Read more