Work Buddy Scheme
By Care In The Garden
We believe it is a fundamental human right, that everyone has the opportunity to a full and meaningful life. Here at Care in the Garden we aim to prove that everyone has a right to a place in the working world, even though they may need support to achieve it. We focus on the persons ability not their disability.
We hope that the corporate world will begin to appreciate and understand this and begin to work with us to further this aim. We are currently looking for companies and organisations who are willing to work with us and provide meaningful paid work opportunities for our supported workers. We will provide the work buddy. We understand that in today’s marketplace, with the ever increasing costs, companies may be concerned about incurring extra expenses. We strive to prove that a person supported by a work buddy can be a productive asset to the company.
Everyone needs to pull together to create a lasting change!
We currently provide supported work placements for those who need a little help in the fields of horticulture, woodwork, retail, painting, artwork, floristry and crafts. This may involve working on site at the nursery, out in the community, or at one of our partner organisations such as the Garlic Farm.
We aim to provide a safe and supportive environment for all our supported workers, so that they can learn new skills and be productive in the work place.
Depending on the task in hand and the needs of the individual supported workers, our work buddies may work on a one to one basis, or with a small number of supported workers at a time.
If you feel that we may be the right provider to help you, or someone you know flourish in the workplace, then please contact us for more information or see volunteer opportunities here
Palmers Brook Community Nursery, Park Road, Wootton PO33 4NS
Tel: 01983 506059 / 07722868939/ 07436118317