Could you be our next Trustee?

Pennine Magpie is a charity based in Halifax that offers a wide range of activities, experiences and training to adults with learning disabilities. We are at an extremely exciting time of development and are looking for new Trustees to help us achieve our strategic aims. We are particularly looking to recruit new Trustees who have… Read more »

Join us on our open day on Thursday, 7th November 2019

Find out what we have to offer, ask questions and see if Pennine Magpie is right for you. No need to book, just drop in and see us any time between 10.30am and 2.30pm. The day will have a special Mad Hatter’s Tea Party theme, showcasing all our own artwork and props! There will be… Read more »

Would you like free support and advice about your benefits?

On Wednesday, 16th October, Disability Support Calderdale will be at Pennine Magpie to provide FREE advice and support regarding benefits. If you would like to book a free appointment, please email or phone us on 01422 383550. Disability Support Calderdale is a local service that is run by disabled people for disabled people and… Read more »

New activities rota

We are pleased to introduce our new activities rota. This includes some new and exciting sessions such as: · Budget cooking · Art graphics · Media studies · Drama · Sing and sign · History · Healthy eating Download the new rota.

Getting to know our Marketing and Communications Officer

What made you apply to Pennine Magpie? As a journalism graduate, I was keen to find somewhere I could combine my skills with a job I really enjoy whist making a difference and helping people in some way.  Everyone deserves to live a fulfilling life and Pennine Magpie does a great job helping that happen.… Read more »

Getting to know our Enablement Team Manager

What made you want to work at Pennine Magpie? I had been looking for some time for a new challenge and came across Pennine Magpies website, I was blown away with the variety of sessions and the student involvement  and decided to apply for the position of Enablement team manager.   How long have you been… Read more »

Two Pennine Magpie students win a Care Award!

A huge congratulations to two of our students who were shortlisted in the Care Awards! Tom Galvin and Richard Nellis were nominated for their determination, persistence and courage no matter what life throws at them – superstars!

Getting to know our new Dance and Drama Enabler

We are pleased to welcome Emily to the Pennine Magpie team, who has joined as our new Dance and Drama Enabler. Emily will spend her time teaching students new dance routines while taking a lead role in supporting our infamous Magpie Movers group! She has also introduced drama classes to Pennine Magpie, teaching students yet… Read more »

New Activities Rota

A new rota has started which will run for 16 weeks. All sessions are fun, exciting and creative. From arts and crafts, to gardening and cooking. Drop by and take a look at what we offer or email us to request the rota. We hope to see you soon!

Garden Project 2019

Its that time of year again when the suns out the days are warm and the garden is looking like it needs a spruce up. Pennine Magpie have got Bedding plants available for anybody to buy to spruce up the garden. These are £2 for a tray of six or 3 trays for £5. The… Read more »

Easter Bank Holiday 2019

Pennine Magpie would just like to remind everyone that the centre will be closed to all students from 15:30 on Thursday the 18th April until Tuesday 23rd April at 8:30. This is due to Good Friday and Easter Monday. Pennine Magpie would like to wish everyone a Happy Easter

Access Hospitality Course Starts in January

Pennine Magpie offers a skills for work course, in partnership with Access Hospitality. It is designed to train people with learning disabilities to work in the hospitality sector. The next course will start in January 2020. Learn realistic and transferable skills in hospitality; and increase your chances of gaining paid work. You can choose from… Read more »

Happy Valentines Day

  Happy Valentines day from all at Pennine Magpie Especially these two love birds Jamie and Shorty

Magpie Movers Light Up Christmas

Once again the Magpie Movers delivered a fantastic show at the local Christmas Lights Switch On 2018. The group performed their 2018 Christmas routine for the Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd and Halifax events. Each performance was welcomed by large crowds, who showed their appreciation to our dancers skills. The group are now enjoying a well deserved… Read more »

Fabric Workshops with Mind The Gap

Pennine Magpie have been working alongside Mind the Gap for an exciting theatre project, which will take place in 2019. The project will be held at the Piece Hall, Halifax for a spectacular show. Polly is an independent artist, who ran two workshops at our centre. She assisted the students with fabric printing. The fabric… Read more »

Students Put Candidates To The Test

Once again, students were asked to interview candidates for a job opportunity at Pennine Magpie. Our recruitment process involves 2 panels of judges; a Management Panel and a Student Panel. Both panels develop a number of interview questions and use a simple scoring process for each response. Results from the student panel are fed back to… Read more »

Our annual BBQ goes Western

Our annual BBQ gives us a chance to meet and greet family, friends and carers of our students; and a good excuse to dress up! Our students come first; and so we also use this event to collect feedback, which is valuable for how we shape the future of our service. A huge thank you… Read more »

Pennine Cruisers

We have been enjoying ourselves on leisurely cruises along the canal. The boat trips are a relaxing way to get out in the fresh air and enjoy lunch in a different environment. We learn about the canal boats and the local wildlife. Our students even had a go at driving the boats. A big thank… Read more »

Flower Market

Pennine Magpie are holding a weekly stall throughout May, down at the Woolshops in Halifax town centre. We are selling the lovely flowers, that have been grown and nurtured for, in our very own garden and poly tunnel. Plants for sale include Antirrhinum, Dianthus, Mimulus and Marigold. We also have our exclusive logo Tote Bags… Read more »

Staff Team Building Weekend

A strong team is what enables Pennine Magpie to bring the very best to our Students. We feel it is important to share knowledge, opinions and expertise in all aspects of how our centre is run. Our CEO, Amanda, planned an Away Weekend in Buxton for staff to discuss the important details of how to… Read more »