Life Works

Life works logo multicoloured outlines of men and women holding painting toolsLife Works is a partnership with Parkstone United Reformed Church offering basic skills training, volunteer opportunities and work experience to vulnerable people including, but not limited to, ex-offenders and people suffering from mental health or addiction problems. Support to overcome barriers to work and build self-esteem is also provided.

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In September 2018 participants completed the building of our new workshop, supported by grants from the People's Health Trust and The People's Millions to provide training courses. We delivered a basic plumbing course in November and December and a wood work course in February 2019.

Between courses participants have been able to develop their skills at the workshop, making wooden Christmas decorations for sale in December and wooden garden planters.

 

Work Experience

Life Works Partcipant holding a brrom in a large room that has been prepared for decorating

Life Works offers participants the chance to develop their skills refurbishing commercial and community buildings. Once people have gained sufficient experience we can offer them sessional paid opportunities.