Workways

Blackthorn Workways is located within the beautiful Blackthorn Garden and provides training & support into education and employment for people with physical or mental health difficulties, disabilities, or a range of other disadvantages.  Workways aims to provide a focussed service to those wishing to seek employment as well as those who need to identify goals and develop confidence and skills to pursue these. A willingness to work towards personal goals and objectives is important from the outset. We can provide confidence training, information, advice & guidance, personal development, and one-one key-worker support into the workplace, voluntary work or education.

 

Support includes vocational profiling, CV writing, interview training, job skills training, work experience, job matching, job finding and assistance with job retention. Where felt appropriate, Workways will liaise closely with those leading various workshops within Blackthorn Garden, in order to provide a supportive environment within which skills and confidence can grow, allowing individual’s goals to be realised.

There are currently 4 routes to access the Blackthorn Garden and Workways:

  • Through the One Stop Shop partnership funded by KCC. Please contact the Vocational Advisor, Sarah Whitehead, based at Pagoda CMHT: 01622 724200

 

  • Through the Sustainable Futures Project Referral

 

  • Through the Pain Management Project Referral

 

  • Through personal budgets

 

 If you would like to know more please contact 

 

Nathalie          01622 828371         nathalie@blackthorn.org.uk

 

Susanna         01622 828372         susanna@blackthorn.org.uk

 

Susie              01622 828377         workways@blackthorn.org.uk

 

 

 

Contact Us

Blackthorn Trust
St Andrews Road

Barming
Maidstone

Kent

ME16 9AN

Tel: 01622 828382

Open Monday to Friday from 9.30am - 3.30pm

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