Outcomes, Activities & Training for clients
What happens at Working World?
We offer training opportunities for young people and adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities to learn how to perform tasks and develop the skills required in a working environment. Clients attend a maximum of four days a week and attendance is flexible with many choosing to attend half days.
Many of our clients have been with us for a number of years and during their time with us have grown and matured from teenagers into adults. In order to keep our service in line with their needs we constantly review our training activities and introduce new ones to keep the programme fresh and current and relevant to all who attend.
We enjoy a wide variety of work training activities at the centre, including:
- running an on-site café
- contract ironing
- contract gardening
- running a small mobile shop that we take to supported housing schemes
- contract cleaning
- packing and selling sweets
- doing routine administrative tasks, e.g. envelope stuffing.
- leaflet/flyer delivery
Our staff are skilled and creative in ensuring all clients have a wide range of training experiences.
I come here to learn and I enjoy working hard! I love coming, it makes me feel happy! Coming here makes me more confident and I feel good about myself.
”Dom, customer, May 2015
What about fun activities?
It’s not all work and no play here! We have regular fun activities and social events together. We go to the gym, go swimming as a group and enjoy days out. We run bingo nights, involving the clients in the organisation and we put on a summer show of dance and music.
We have an annual holiday together, paid for by the money we earn from providing our services.
Money raised from events is used to provide clients with valuable social activities whereby they can increase their confidence and self-esteem by socialising with others.
Fun supporting other charities
We frequently get involved in raising funds for our favourite charities, including:
- A tea party for Marie Curie
- A sponsored walk in aid of clients own choices of charity, many of us trained to do the 5K using the treadmill in the local gym!
- A sponsored swim that enabled us to raise funds for a new mini bus.
I have lots of friends here. I go on holiday for a day. I am looking forward to taking part in the summer show this year, especially the dancing.
David, customer, May 2015
What do we achieve together?
We provide stability, support and great outcomes for our clients in terms of building self-confidence. Our clients have a real sense of self-worth and feel that they belong and can contribute to the Evesham community.
“Vicky has gained a lot of confidence from being at Working World. She will try new things. Overall I think it gives her an aim and a reason to get up in the morning, because she knows she’s got something to do with the day. We did worry about whether she could get a job, Working World gives her meaningful activity."
Jane Shilton, mother of client, May 2015
How can I join?
We start with an informal interview.
All interviews take place at the Working World training centre where you will meet Helen, other client members and the staff. We encourage everyone to come along for a taster day.
Helen and her staff will make sure that the individual programme we design together , is right for you and there is regular contact with you, your family and carers.
To arrange an interview, e-mail Helen or telephone her on 07966 922 223 or 01386 870 130
What does it cost?
It costs £40.00 per day or £20.00 per half day at Working World.
If you need 1 to 1 support we can provide this from £15.00 per hour.
If you have Direct Payments you can pay for our services yourself or you can ask your Social Worker to arrange your service. If you don't have a Social Worker you can contact your local County Council to ask for one.
“It’s a superb place, I love coming here, it’s so good. It’s great value for money.”
John, customer, May 2015