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Winson Green Creative employment

by Newbigin Community Trust in Hockley, England, United Kingdom


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We want to support and resource disadvantaged young people community who learn differently to develop their unique creative skills.

by Newbigin Community Trust in Hockley, England, United Kingdom


Urban Alpacas

Newbigin Community Trust is an embedded Community Charity that gathers local people together to solve local problems together. As we gather people together in the neighbourhood themes and needs emerge that we attempt to deal with. One such need that has emerged is that of creative learning for children and young people. Many children and young people in our neighbourhood struggle with traditional forms of education and are falling out of school. Since the Covid -19 pandemic this problem has increased with a large number of these young people unable to do school work on line due to lack of suitable support at home.  Many of these  young people have talents in the creative fields that often go undetected as they are unlikely to have access to extra Circular activities such as music, art and other activities.  We believe that if these gifts can be harnessed and encouraged we can mentor and support these young people into their own social enterprises and/or the broader creative industries.

We have access to the following activities:


Film and media training

Alpaca care

Sheep farming


Painting and design

Music Tuition

Screen printing

Jewellery making

We would like to offer more than one off activities, and to train the young people to become professional in these areas as their gifts emerge.

We believe that there needs to be greater diversity in education in order for young people who learn differently to develop careers in the creative arts, particularly young people from disadvantage communities like ours.  We have a number of gifted artists who volunteer as part of our team as well as our own part-time blacksmith and youth workers, and we are trying to raise funds to grow this program that currently works mostly with adults,  so that that we can mentor and train these young people into employability.

Because we already own a lot of the materials and equipment  such as the blacksmith forge, alpacas  and a Bellboat we believe that we can offer a comprehensive and extremely creative program for a small amount of money Therefore having a maximum impact on the young people. 

Summer bellboating




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