Small Woods are providing people with the opportunity to learn skills in traditional green wood craft (no previous experience required).
Jane Kirby said in a recent email to us “We are able to offer this opportunity to over 50’s and unpaid carers aged 19 – 25 who are not in work or who are not available to work in the Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin areas. The programme is designed to help increase self-confidence and self-esteem, reduce social isolation and enable people to learn new skills in a supportive and relaxed environment.
Over the course of 6 weeks people learn basic green wood craft skills; at the end of the 6 weeks people have the opportunity to sign up for a further 6 weeks to work as team with other participants to build a community bench. The bench is donated to a local organisation of the group’s choice. The weekly workshops are held at the beautiful Green Wood Centre situated within the Ironbridge World Heritage Site”.
The aim of the project is to address barriers to participation in activities which can improve a person’s well-being, particularly their economic wellbeing, and help them to move towards and eventually into volunteering, training / education or employment.
Places are currently available on the Monday session 10 am – 3 pm. Please contact us to book your place by calling 01952 432 769
The course is fully funded by Big Lottery and ESF through the Building Better Opportunities programme. Funding covers (reasonable) travel expenses incurred by participants as well as expenses for care / sitting services to enable carers to take advantage of this opportunity.
For more information / to make a referral please call 01952 432 769.