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Recycling Unlimited Open Day
February 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Recycling Unlimited is a registered charity established to assist in the treatment and care of persons suffering from mental illness of any description and members of any disadvantaged or socially excluded group in need of rehabilitation, by providing facilities for work experience and vocational skills training. The work activities provided help recovery from mental health problems through learning new skills, feeling valued and supported as well as developing self-confidence. They construct garden furniture from reclaimed timber and sell this along with donated goods from their charity shops.
They also deliver training programmes, covering a variety of basic personal skills such as basic joinery and carpentry, retailing and office work, gardening and horticulture, painting, computing skills and others.
The training activities aim to help people with mental health problems to reinforce their ‘Skills for Life’ and re-gain their practical vocational skills, strengthen their confidence and provide them with the appropriate transferable skills to increase their chances of employability and help them to re-integrate into society.
They provide support to adult learners in literacy and numeracy skills and help people from ethnic minority groups to learn English. Our ESOL tuition and advocacy services for people of ethnic minority groups aim at integrating them into the community, thus preventing them from becoming isolated, depressed and mentally ill.
The focus of the Open Day is to promote the work that they do, the various services they provide and to build relationships with individuals and other organisations which will be mutually beneficial.
There are four different venues to visit.
- Recycling Unlimited main shop at 151, Newland Avenue
- The second shop is The Yard, 204, Newland Avenue
- There is The City Farm incorporating The Pocket Park, 48, Beverley Road, (Behind The Kingston Youth Centre)
- The woodworking workshop at Bontoft Avenue, (To the rear of Fred Balls Fastenings), National Avenue