Our Acorn Training & Development group projects are focused on developing a client's employment skills within a safe and supportive work environment. They will learn new skills related to the project they are doing, for example, training in using hand tools or power tools, instruction in using a sewing machine, painting and waxing techniques or horticulture and plant care.
Within our project and workplace training sessions clients will set their own individualised work goals and develop a variety of new skills, including teamwork and time management, whilst building their confidence and self-esteem.
Once clients have demonstrated their employment skills, we encourage them to move onto our Community Volunteering Team where they will be supported to undertake a bespoke voluntary placement, with a view to becoming an independent volunteer or progressing onto the Employment Service.
Everything produced by our clients within our project sessions is then sold in our Acorn shop and the money made is invested back into the charity to create more exciting training and development opportunities for them.
Click on the links below to find out more about our projects:
Acorn Training and Development
Furniture Upcycling Project
Wooden Gifts Project