Style Acre employs a Work Manager and a Job Coach to facilitate work experience and paid employment for people we support.
The benefits of work experience are numerous – as well as earning money and learning work-skills, work opportunities increase self-confidence, communication skills and help people feel like a valued member of a team and society. We provide work experience at our tearoom, charity shop and bookshop. We currently support 89 people in the programme and in 2016 we introduced 53 new work placements, many of these with local companies.
We seek new opportunities with local companies who will provide work experience for people we support. Our Job Coach Philippa, works with both the company and person supported to ensure a smooth delivery and that realistic expectations are met. She will accompany and support the person doing work experience, until they feel confident enough to go it alone.
For more information, contact Michelle Staniforth, our Work Manager.
Daniel, pictured with Rachel Eyre of blueU, works for just an hour a week, scanning bar-codes of returned catalogues. This is an easy admin task, but one that staff struggled to find time to do.
“Hawkins Group is delighted to support Style Acre. For us, it is about helping Glenn and Ollie learn and develop workplace skills by becoming part of our team and seeing their confidence and independence grow every week.”
Tea Room, Blewbury
Charity Shop, Wallingford
The Little Bookshop, Banbury