Our charitable work falls into three main categories; IT and digital inclusion projects, our more general reuse work and our PEAK education programme.

Our three retail outlets provide a safe and non pressurized environment to help individuals return to work, reduce their social isolation and improve their self esteem.

We use the IT equipment collected to deliver digital inclusion programmes aimed at hard to reach groups.

Our PEAK education project works with you people who are struggling with the traditional school environment and have been referred to us through the education system.

We also work in partnership with local community groups, housing associations and charities to develop unique programmes to help the most marginalised service users.

Examples of our digital and social programmes include:

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.

Employability programmes

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.

Get In Touch

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?

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