We couldn’t survive without our amazing volunteers. Around 10 people help us with all manner of things from one-to-one support in the warehouse helping our people learn new tasks, IT help, interview practice and lending a friendly ear and emotional support.
We help people recovering from mental health issues such as depression, PTSD and social anxiety, plus those with lifetime disabilities or difficulties such as Autism and Asperger’s, and people struggling to find employment because of a lack of skills, experience or confidence. Everyone that comes to us is facing additional challenges in their life and most come from disadvantaged financial backgrounds. Some have suffered abuse at some point in their lives, many have experienced bullying due to their learning disabilities or even the way they look. What is positive is that these are some of the hardest working people you will ever come across. They all want to work, they want to feel included in society and contribute, just like everybody else.