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marveld

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Re: Whatever Happened to Glengarth?
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2011, 02:31:48 AM »
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Its been stood empty for two years now I think?

It's back on the market now:

http://www.edwardmellor.co.uk/property/130121/for-sale/7-bedroom-not-specified-station-road-marple-stockport/all/

pjarvis98

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Re: Whatever Happened to Glengarth?
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2009, 03:26:34 PM »
I'm glad the services are still continuing but what is happening to the glengarth building? Its been stood empty for two years now I think?

Mary Tait

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Whatever Happened to Glengarth?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2009, 04:54:18 PM »
Ever since the North East Cheshire Society for Mentally Handicapped Children and Adults purchased the Glengarth building in Station Road in the 1960’s, it has been the venue for the provision of consistently groundbreaking services for children and adults with learning disabilities, started and funded by members of the Society with huge help from the local community who gave both their time and their money.

Of course, things change.  People are now referred to as having ‘disabilities’ rather than ‘handicaps’ and in line with the changes made by National Mencap, the society changed its name to North East Cheshire Mencap.  The opportunities for fundraising have diminished and at the same time the building has become old and increasingly expensive to run and maintain.  The people whose vision and enthusiasm had swept the society along were beginning to feel they had earned a much deserved rest, although a core of steadfastly loyal committee members who have been there from the early days, still remain.

What has not changed is the need for services which offer those with learning disabilities the chance to live independently, socialise and continue to learn and grow as people – in fact have the same opportunities that we would wish for ourselves.  The fact that the services set up by the Society have survived so long in an environment where change is the norm, is a tribute to their usefulness and effectiveness and the commitment of those who have supported them for many years.

So how to continue to provide these services with funds imminently running out and an old building to maintain?  The hard decision had to be made to sell the building, but because we were able to do this there is a positive answer to the question ‘whatever happened to Glengarth?’

GLENGARTH IS ALIVE AND WELL
AND LIVING IN OTHER PLACES!

GLENGARTH, THE SOCIAL CLUB @ THE METHODIST CHURCH, CHURCH LANE, MARPLE.
The Social Club is a place where people can meet each other and relax or watch television, dance or play games such as pool or bingo or take part in a range of craft activities.  There are also outings such as trips on the New Horizon barge.
The club is run entirely by volunteers.  It is open to adults with learning disabilities.
The Social Club meets on a Tuesday at 7.30p.m. and anyone interested in joining as a member or volunteer should speak to Phil on 0161 427 4658

GLENGARTH, THE EVENING CENTRE @BRIDGE COLLEGE, Curzon Road, Offerton
The Evening Centre offers a wide range of courses such as photography, art, woodwork, pottery, cookery, IT, environmental studies and keep fit.
The Evening Centre is supported by Stockport Continuing Education Department and offers adults with learning disabilities the opportunity for continuing to develop their skills with evening classes.  One of the benefits of the move to Bridge College has been the availability of state of the art equipment in the kitchen and in information technology and use of a wheel chair accessible building.
The classes run on a Monday and Thursday from 7.30p.m. and anyone interested in attending should contact Carole Battersby on 07852585536

NORWOOD, 21, ARKWRIGHT ROAD, MARPLE
We are pleased to report that Norwood and the bungalow will not be moving anywhere!  They continue to deliver a family home environment for adults with learning disabilities.  Throughout the twenty years that Norwood has operated, it has never deviated from the principle that it is not just a house, but a home for the people who live there.


We are not a large charity, but we will continue to strive to make a difference.  If you are interested in the work we do and would like to join the committee, please contact Mary Tait on 0161 427 6299.  We would be delighted to hear from you.


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