Our Day / Resource Centres
Our five day opportunity resource centres are based separately from our living services to give a clear indication of a working environment.
We can provide support for people who want to work to find a work placement, and provide support for people who have already found work that they enjoy. This support can include interview skills, job skills and social skills training.
For some people who may find going out to work difficult we have small staffed resource centres and workshops that provide vocational opportunities.
Work / skill training is provided in our woodwork department, canteen, office department and shop front. People who use our services gain work experience and hold jobs through providing gardening services, conservation work and through outside employers.
Education and Leisure/Therapeutic opportunities
We can provide support for individuals who are at college or university. We also provide on-going training for those who wish to continue their skills training or education from our staffed resource centres. We are registered with ASDAN to provide pre NVQ courses on site. People in our centres also have access to local colleges.
We provide training in a wide variety of subjects
The life skills and therapeutic activities provided by the Trust focuses on independent living-skills, leisure skills, social skill training, drama and role play, reflexology, aromatherapy and yoga. There are also opportunities for expression through the medium of art and music.
Staff joining the Trust have specific skills/diplomas or certificates in the following areas:
Art and design
Drama and Role-play
Singing and Expressive Art
Sport and Physical Education
Manager: Joanne Sandison
St John’s Centre, 2-4 Lock Street, Gillingham, Kent, ME5 7AE
21 High Street and The Workshop
Manager: Natalie Atkins
High Street, Brompton, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 5AE
Manor House, The Elliot Centre and Clubhouse (all are based at Manor House)
Manager: Aissame El Bakkali
Bentley Rd, Willesborough, Ashford, Kent, TN24 0HP
Manager: Emma Laker
Sultan Road, Lordswood, Kent, ME5 8JJ
The Woodville Centre
Manager: Charlotte Ford
Key House, Woodville Close, Canterbury, CT1 3TX