Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Tools For Self Reliance - Northampton

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Type of service:
Adulthood
Address:
28b Clare Street, Northampton, NN1 3JF
Telephone number:
01604 604954
Service description:
Tools for Self Reliance (Northampton) provides supervised work experience for disadvantaged adults and young people. We have sheltered workshop facilities in Northampton, refurbishing tools for those in need in developing countries and for use by community groups within the County.

On average, 60 disadvantaged volunteers attend one or more of our workshop sessions per week, We are assisted by a further 10 voluntary helpers.

Working as a group with a common interest, all our volunteers enjoy the friendly and relaxed environment of the Tools workshop. We start at 10.am, stop for 1/2hrs lunch at 12.00 and then carry on until 3.30. Volunteers bring their own lunch in with them.

All our volunteers are supervised by either their carers or able-bodied individuals also working in the workshop. Work is given to them according to their ability and they are left to work at their own speed. Everyone works, chats and makes new friends. At the end of the day the tools that they are refurbishing look like new and then are sent around the world to help others. In the workshop is a map that allows everyone to see where their tools have been sent.
Cost:
Contact provider for details
Age range:
16 years - 99 years
Opening hours:
Monday 09:30 - 15:30
Tuesday 09:30 - 15:30
Wednesday 09:30 - 15:30
Thursday 09:30 - 15:30
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age
  • Physical Disability
Referral route:
  • Contact Service Direct
Last updated on:
14/08/2017
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