United Kingdom

WORKAID supplies tools and equipment to projects in the UK helping people to engage in practical skills training. This includes working with organisations such as The Princes' Trust where we supplied tool kits to some individuals who had successfully completed vocational training enabling them to put their new skills into practice.

WORKAID already has a significant number of volunteers who are seeking employment, on work-based skills placements or education programs for young people with learning disabilities and who are recovering from physical or mental health issues or who are referred to WORKAID through social services.

With the closure of local facilities resulting in a shortage of services providing occupational training and therapeutic activities for people with learning disabilities, WORKAID has pioneered a new project at its Buckinghamshire-based workshop to provide practical skills training for those affected by service closure.


The WORKAID Hub is a unique local service aimed at enabling people with learning disabilities to undertake vocational skills training at our workshop in  Chesham,Buckinghamshire.

Our purpose built community workshop, the WORKAID Hub, encourages clients to take part in varied work-based activities by completing jobs that are needed by the main WORKAID workshop. The clients are involved in many real jobs for the main WORKAID workshop which gives them a broad experience of being at work and gaining confidence and skills.

With the provision of a qualified co-coordinator to assist clients, the WORKAID Hub, provides a supportive and engaging environment for people with a wide range of needs.

Hub sessions are available on Monday and Tuesday mornings: 10:00 - 12:30 and afternoon: 1:00 - 3:30 Clients are supported if they attend all day. If you would like further information on the WORKAID Hub or how to apply, please contact Richard Fitzgerald at operations@workaid.org

 

WORKAID has good working relationships with many local charities, providing them with tools, equipment and advice as necessary.

In particular, Lindengate at Wendover that offers specialised gardening activities to help those with mental health needs in their continuing recovery.

ToolShed in High Wycombe, a social enterprise that helps young people construct meaningful lives through training, personal development and employment.

Restore Hope Latimer, a family focused charity bringing change and help to people in need.

The Chiltern Open Air Museum that rescues historic buildings.