Working with Tong Garden Centre

You may remember that Tong Garden Centre chose us earlier this year as their charity of the year, aiming to raise £10,000 for us.

As well as supporting us through fundraising, Tong Garden Centre also employed one of our former clients Dion Magyar, who is now a valued permanent member of their team.

We currently have other clients on work placements with Tong. Kim Shutler Jones, our CEO comments “We currently have two clients, John and Sheila on work placements at Tong and Dion was recently taken on following a successful placement. That Tong is able to support us with work experience is great in itself, but the fact that the team want to help with fundraising too is just amazing. They are a brilliant example of a local business making a big difference to people in their local community. We’re very grateful and are really looking forward to working with the team.”

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The support we provide to people recovering from mental health problems in the Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven areas often includes support to gain employment.

Our Employment Programme helps people to explore opportunities to develop new skills that will enable them to secure paid employment. We offer a flexible service to suit people who have been out of work for many years, who have never had a paid job, or anything in between. Service users receive one to one guidance and support to help them set, and work towards goals that will help them to access employment and build a brighter future.

In addition, we also offer a retention service for people making the transition back into work, and those currently employed but absent due to mental ill-health. We can offer support to both the employee and the employer, when discussing issues such as returning to work and reasonable adjustments to help ensure that people remain well in work.

For information about our employment programmes click here.