Style Acre employs a Work Manager and a Job Coach to facilitate volunteering, work experience and paid employment for people with learning disabilities and autism. The benefits of voluntary and work opportunities are numerous. As well as earning money and learning work-skills, these opportunities increase self-confidence, communication skills and help people feel like a valued member of a team – and society.  We have a number of ways of supporting people into work opportunities.

We have developed an on-going relationship with many businesses including the Co-op, Sainsbury’s in Didcot, Waitrose in Wallingford, Hithercroft Sports Park, The Hawkins Group in Banbury and DeVere Milton Hill House in Steventon, which have have offered both long and short-term work placements. We are proud of our flagship enterprises that have enabled many people with learning disabilities to gain on-going work placements and paid positions, our tearoom in Blewbury, charity shop in Wallingford and second-hand bookshop in Banbury.

If you would like any more information about our Work Development programme, please contact Michelle Staniforth, our Work Manager.

What people say about work development

page 5 - NickyWe were thrilled that Nicky can take part in such a valuable training programme and that she can actually have some real work experience. It was beyond our wildest dreams that she would be able to do such a things. We are very proud of her and grateful to Style Acre.

Angela and Peter - Nicky′s parents

Tom Tea RoomI’ve been working in the Tea Room for 5 years. I often do extra shifts and like spending the money on DVDs and football. It’s good to work out at the front serving customers.

Tom