Our workers are adults with learning disabilities living in and around Ripon, North Yorkshire. They work in a positive, friendly and happy environment with dedicated staff supporting them. In house training sees our workers build up independence, gain first hand work experience and everyday life skills.
As well as working on all aspects of producing the products; from sourcing materials, joinery, painting, sewing, packaging, quality control, dispatch through to marketing and selling, our workers are trained in every day life skills such as meeting new people, gaining the ability to socialise, dealing with money and managing time.
The Workers feel a sense of belonging to the workshops and feel ownership of the products they make and sell, bringing them confidence and self belief.
OUR STAFF TEAM
We have a wonderful, dedicated and experienced staff team at Jennyruth Workshops, all of whom are committed to supporting and enabling our workers to achieve their potential here.
All staff are enhanced DBS checked and undertake regular relevant training including safeguarding and health and safety training. Four of the full-time staff have their First Aid at Work Level 3 Qualification.
We are also fortunate to have a large team of volunteers and trustees who work alongside us to achieve the aims of Jennyruth Workshops. Team work is very important to us; no one person can do everything but between us we can achieve great things. Respect for others and working together are part of our work and our ethos.
Nicky Newell, Chief Officer