- Step 1: To volunteer for the charity, build up confidence, friendships, learn new skills and work in partnership with a member of the team.
- Step 2: We use our partnership organisations for volunteering opportunities in the community.
- Step 3: To support the charity in a variety of ways on the management committee, organise events and volunteering opportunities for young people and adults.
“Working in partnership with Kim makes me feel valued as I know I do a good job” - Sam (Service User)
“This is a unique opportunity for me to mentor Sam at this National Trust Property. It’s hard work, but very rewarding at the same time” - Kim (Gardener)
- Step 1: To volunteer for the charity, build up confidence, friendships, learn new skills and reach a qualification level.
- Step 2: After a service user has reached a qualified standard we introduce them to organisations who may be interested in offering paid work to our charity and specific individuals.
- Step 3: To work supported but more independently in the community
“Working for the charity over the year has given me the confidence to get qualified and take on this job for Sandgate School to replace the decking area.” - Daniel (Service User)
“As a trustee for the charity assisting our service users on a pilot apprentice programme is a new way forward in the right direction.” - Jane (Trustee)
“Daniel and the Chestnut team here did a marvellous job I am really proud he stayed motivated and finished a really professional job.” - Andrew (Sandgate School Governor)
“I appreciate the charities support I didn’t feel I was on my own.” - Daniel (Service User)