As a third sector organisation, we use the IT equipment we collect to enable us to help our local community. Instead of simply recycling a computer, we use it to deliver specialised programmes with the aim of tackling social isolation and other social problems.
We work in partnership with local community groups, housing associations and charities to develop unique programmes to help the most marginalised of service users.
Employability programmes for adults with learning disabilities
Individuals can gain experience in a real work environment, learning skills, gaining confidence and tackling barriers to employment.
Move IT Forward
Wastesavers Reuse Centre has launched a brand new FREE training programme available for those who want to learn basic I.T. skills.
If you are over 25 and have been unemployed for more than 12 months or if you are over 54* and want to gain basic I.T. skills, we can offer one to one friendly training in a relaxed, informal environment.
Our Move IT Forward programme will run over a ten week period. You will receive four weeks one to one training to introduce you to the basics, then you will move on to a 6 week work related experience where you will be closely supported by your tutor. Training and support will be given by Saffron Doney, Volunteer Manager at our Reuse Centre on Phoenix Park and all areas of the programme will be delivered here. At the end of the programme you will receive an Agored Cymru Level 1 Award.
*Excludes those on Jobseekers Allowance or Universal Credit
Intergenerational PC Building Course
This course is designed to bridge the gap between young people and the elderly. We teach individuals how to build a computer from scratch and help them to then pass on what they have learnt to young people within their community.
Digital Inclusion for Older People
This fantastic project works with older people, giving them one to one support and teaching them skills such as how to send an email, how to Skype and how to shop online. This project works well to reduce isolation for people who often have limited contact with others, giving them the opportunity to connect with friends and relatives in a digital age.
We have recently started work with Newport City Homes, helping their tenants who are unemployed gain skills in IT. We have focussed on specific skills such as searching for jobs online, how to apply for these jobs and how to create a CV.
Our social programmes are designed in partnership with the groups that we work with, enabling them to create a course tailored to their service users. We can offer regular group sessions within the community, through to individual one to one support.
If you would be interested in working with us, please contact Saffron Doney at the Wastesavers Reuse Centre on 01633 216 855, contact us using the form below or why not call in?