OUR TRAINEES

Who do we accept?

Hope Nature Centre currently provides placements for approximately 30 individual adults with learning disabilities who engage in facilitated training specially designed to provide safe and stimulating day opportunities and employment support placements. These young adults (over 18 years old) are usually in placements for one year initially but these are often extended – from the original Trainees who started in 2006, four are still with the Centre. Others have left and have then rejoined the programme. The placements have originated from Fairfield Farm College, Frome College, Tumblewood (since 2010), Independent Numbers, Somerset Enham, Somerset Priory Group (Fairleigh College), On Track Education, Springfield Academy, and also includes some individuals whose parents pay for their placements and others who have no funding at all. We work with schools, colleges, training providers and Wiltshire Council as well as individuals. Funding for training opportunities usually form part of the individuals social care package or from their personal budget.

 

 

What will you learn?

Trainees work in either the cafe or the animal park and learn a range of life skills including washing, ironing, vegetable preparation, making refreshments, cleaning windows, looking after the animals, and site maintenance as well as socialisation and interaction with the general public. We aim to build confidence and self esteem and a skill set that will enable some users to go on to mainstream employment elsewhere. For further information please contact us on 01225 759075 or email: hncinfo@ffc.ac.uk

ABOUT US

Welcome to the Hope Nature Centre, a fun family day out, set in 15 acres of Southwick Country Park near Trowbridge. Come and join us for a spot of Breakfast or Lunch in our Cafe, before exploring our Animal Park. Come and see a variety of animals including; Goats, Sheep, Pigs,  Donkeys and much more. Open 7 days a week so come along for an afternoon of fun.

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Location

SOUTHWICK COUNTRY PARK

FROME ROAD

SOUTHWICK

WILTSHIRE

BA14 9QD

Phone & Email

01225 759075

hncinfo@ffc.ac.uk

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