Meet our staff

All our staff are experienced and well qualified, having worked with people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities for many years.

Helen Hurdman leads an experienced team of nine staff, supported a trained bank of volunteers. Every member of staff has been involved with teaching young adults with learning difficulties/ disabilities.  Everyone has a first aid certificate.

“The staff at Working World all are lovely. They are all really helpful; I have no worries about the staff there. Whenever I go to a function or for another reason they are all very pleasant.”
Suzanne  Mattocks, May 2015

Meet Pauline

Pauline Originally from the North East, I left school and went to college to study catering . My first employment was in the kitchen of a company called Janet Frasers & Brian Mills, where I remained until we had our first child. We moved to Evesham in 1991 and I started work at Evesham College thinking it would be a good place to meet new people as I didn't know anyone and our sons were both at school. I worked for a few hours each week, in the kitchen, whilst at the same time taking food Hygiene and advanced food hygiene courses. My first experience of working with students with special needs was as a support assistant, training students in various aspects of the working environment, firstly in Tasters coffee shop and then with an initiative called Next Step.
Some time later, I was asked by Helen if I'd like to work with her on a new project which she had talked about for some time and about which she was extremely passionate. She was worried that students with special needs were leaving college with limited opportunities of work, or work experience. Thus Helen started Working World.

It's been a fantastic experience to watch it grow with a special team of people. We had little space but lots of enthusiasm. Helen's passion, determination and hard work paid off. It's such a pleasure to watch clients blossom, form friendships and grow in confidence.

Clients achieve so much when given a chance. Working World has given them this chance.

It is much bigger now but hasn't lost any of the qualities it had in the beginning. Long may it continue.l

"Working World is like a family to me."


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