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.
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 the Wastesavers Reuse Centre on 01633 216 855, contact us using the form below or why not call in?