January/February/March 2018 – Meaningful Activities

Supported Volunteers experience what it is like to be in the workplace. It provides the opportunity for them to learn work place rules in a safe environment.

Lead Volunteers support the “bank workers” (who have learning disabilities) to fulfil an external grounds maintenance contract at Fine Point Way, Business Park.

On-going meetings with Volunteers take place to review and to see if they are getting the most out of time whilst volunteering, to see if they are enjoying the time they spend within the Reaching Out project and how its making a difference to them.

Seven new volunteers started with the project in this first quarter and are already gaining value from being in the project. Two volunteers who joined last year moved on having progressed really well:-

L said as he left to work in a pub, “I’ve gained so much self confidence, I really feel better off”

I told us, “I’ve made new friends and I’ve enjoyed being at Twigs”

A stand was taken at the DWP Apprentice day to showcase the Reaching Out project. This resulted in interviews with 14 people who are interested in volunteering.


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