So, our vision is to help people get work and stay in work. We provide skills through teaching people basic mechanics and then helping them sell good quality second-hand parts online. Our participants learn team work skills, as well as stock-taking and how e-commerce works.
As well as these practical skills we also provide Lifecoaching and Employability coaching for all our participants. Some have gone on from us to start their own businesses, others have gone on to employment and others have taken a great step into volunteering. We have even been able to employ technicians to work with us directly.
What we want to do is to provide more people with more opportunities. Can you help us to deliver our Work Up programme which has become even more necessary due to COVID-19? We want to directly employ another Work Up participants to work with us. We want to increase the number of participants on our 12 week rolling programme. We do these things we need more Unit space. Your funding will help us rent more space to deliver this life changing programme.
This is James. He has been working for us for the last year. He was a participant who had never worked when he joined our programme. He loved us so much he started volunteering. We loved him so much we decided to employ him. His efforts have increased our CICs turn over by 100%. Great for the CIC but better for Hope Initiatives as all the profits support the work of the charity. There are more people like James out there just waiting for the right supportive environment and opportunity to help Work Up.