Watford Workshop officially opens new Learning POD
25th June 2017
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Established for over 50 years, Watford Workshop’s Mission is to provide disabled people with Work Experience, Skills Training and Employment.  We help them to achieve greater independence, become more integrated into the community and where possible move them on to mainstream employment. Watford Workshop is the only project of its kind in Hertfordshire.

Watford Workshop is proud to operate with a clear set of Values which are:

  • To support equal opportunities and diversity, enabling each person to develop to their full potential
  • To deliver comprehensive, high quality and competitively priced services to our commercial customers
  • To assist disabled people into mainstream employment
  • To develop the skills of disabled people to the highest standards
  • To build the confidence and experience of our workforce

To facilitate the delivery of its Mission and Values, Watford Workshop is pleased to announce the launch of the Learning POD (Place of Development), officially opened on 22nd June 2017 by The Baroness Thornhill MBE, Elected Mayor of Watford. Training will be delivered at the Learning POD in three important new areas: Independent Living Skills, Safety Awareness and Home Health & Hygiene, to add to Watford Workshop’s existing training in Workplace & Life Skills.

The launch of the Learning POD was made possible by the support of a number of local organisations including Watford Borough Council which donated the building formerly occupied by a youth group; Murrill Construction and Thrive Homes, the main sponsors of this project; then in alphabetical order: A.Rhodes Haulage, Axon Enterprises, Aylett Nurseries, B & Q, Beko,  Capital Models, DDD Limited, Johnstone’s Decorating Centre, Garfield Weston Foundation, Handy Dryers, Gopher IT,  James Hallam Insurance Brokers,  Jay-Be, Mail Boxes ETC Ruislip, Safeway Services Electrical Contractors, Tesco, Thurston Group, TLC, Vince Foster Conservatories & Partitions, VWV,  Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, West Herts College.

Dorothy Thornhill said: “Watford Workshop is a true jewel in the local community, worthy of everyone’s support. It is great to see how far all your hard work has come and hopefully more will learn of the amazing work you do.”

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