We are currently recruiting for 2 Wood Unlimited training courses to be run at our workshop in South Street Whiteinch in the New Year. Wood Unlimited is funded by the Big Lottery and aims to reduce the impact of social isolation and loneliness.
The courses are open to anyone aged 16+ who can get themselves down to our workshop. The courses aim to get people out of the house and involved in a hands-on therapeutic activity and get some structure into their week.
Wood Unlimited Short Course starting Monday 14th January
The short course is a first step to increased participation and will help participants establish a routine, interact with other people and learn new skills. The course runs on a Monday afternoon from 1.15 to 4.15and provides participants with an introduction to woodworking.
It will involve working with hand tools and basic power tool use. This is a starter course for people who would like to get involved at GWR, but are unable to unable to make the commitment to the full 2 day course.
Wood Unlimited 2 Day Course starting Tuesday 22nd January
The 6 week course delivered on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-4pm at our workshop in South Street and it will involves 5 key elements
- Practical woodwork skills
- Conservation activities
- A Community project
- Personal development activities
- Interest visits to other community groups
This course is a bit more structured and will give people the opportunity to develop new skills, meet people and find out what’s going on in the community.
Prior wood work experience is not necessary for either course, all we are looking for is a willingness to get involved and the ability to take instruction and stay safe in the workshop.
We do not have the resources to pay a training allowance but participants can stay on their benefits while on the course. We do reimburse travel expenses, provide lunch (on the 2 day course) and all personal protective equipment required in the workshop.
If you are working with someone who might be interested please complete the attached referral form or if you would like to come down for an interest visit please feel to give me a call to discuss.
Eileen Hamill | Development Worker | Glasgow Wood Recycling| Office 0141 237 8566