Goblin Combe

Woodwise

This programme provides opportunities for adults with learning or physical disabilities, or who are going through the process of rehabilitation from mental health, drugs or alcohol related problems.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1099543)

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  • AnimalsAnimals
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • OtherOther

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Our Woodwise project focuses on raising the self-esteem and confidence of participants through a broad range of activities which include team building exercises, practical skills and socialising. Our programmes recognise that group working and socialising are essential elements of the programme and use these activities to develop individuals social and life skills and a reduction in the levels of isolation which are a characteristic of participants. Our involvement in these programmes recognise that for clients there is a need to address problems of social isolation and through this provide a bridge between rehabilitation and returning to voluntary or paid employment and/or training and education. Recognition of our involvement in this field of work has resulted in us taking a place on the North Somerset Council “Access to Learning” panel. We have seen a year on year increase with regard to this area of our work and expect to see this continue through 2009/10. Our involvement in the BTEC Countryside Management programme and ‘Land Based Diploma’ means that we will also be able to offer specific routes of progression to young people involved in this programme.

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