Charity of the Month
Charity of the Month, November 2020 - Working World
Evesham-based charity Working World supports people with learning difficulties after they leave the education system. The charity’s aim is to provide continuing support, stimulation and development in a secure setting, which can often otherwise be lacking. The charity’s clients come from Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire to the base at Wallace House in Evesham, where there are excellent social, recreational and training facilities.
Working World’s clients enjoy a mixture of work, training, exercise and outings, all designed to develop physical and mental wellbeing, as well as social and work skills. An important priority is getting work, paid or unpaid, which brings training and organisation opportunities. Income from paid work goes into the Working World clients’ fund which is used by the clients to access and enjoy social and recreational activities under the Working World umbrella. Examples of the work undertaken by clients include: packing and delivering baskets of confectionary for sale; cleaning at Ourside, the Bengeworth youth charity; leaflet distribution for Evesham Rotary Club; administrative tasks; ironing; litter picking; outside catering; cooking clients’ and staff lunches, and also, if wanted, cooking meals to take home. Other activities include: shopping; swimming every Tuesday at Evesham Leisure Centre; Zumba; and general fitness, using Evesham itself as a resource or in Wallace House Sports Hall. Recently, the charity has acquired an allotment, and plans are in hand to make the most of this exciting addition to the facilities - ‘a new chapter for Working World’, as founder Helen Hurdman describes it.
If you are interested in finding out more about Working World, or if you have work or projects that you think they could do for you, contact Helen on the charity’s website.