A group of our Pelham Road clients have just finished a four month work placement at a local charity.
Sharewear is a charity providing free clothing, shoes and bedding to people in crisis in Nottinghamshire. They also have an outreach scheme to help as many people in need as possible, who for whatever reason are not able to make it to their referral sessions. It’s run completely by volunteers.
The role of our eager group of clients was to sort through the donations into different categories. For each item we had to do a quality check making sure the clothes didn’t have stains or rips and making sure it was suitable to wear.
The group learned a lot of new skills such as sorting, folding, and working with new people.
By the end of it all the group had developed good relationships with all the other workers there and were able to go work without the help of our support workers.
Over the time we helped out at Sharewear we formed a really great relationship with the charity. It’s certainly boosted the confidence of our clients, who received a certificate of achievement for their time volunteering there.
Now we have a new group of clients that have just started on a work placement there. Best of luck to them!