The John Lewis Foundation has donated £9,500 to Watford Workshop, based in Century Park, Watford to deliver life and work skills training courses.
The donation will go towards Watford Workshop’s mission; to help break down barriers that adults with disabilities face in getting mainstream employment. The charity provides a work environment based on an individual’s support needs.
The John Lewis Foundation receives all proceeds from the compulsory carrier bag charges at John Lewis stores, which was introduced by the government. The Foundation’s current focus is to support disadvantaged communities to acquire relevant skills for meaningful employment.
The donation will fund training courses, equipping their workforce with the skills needed to transition into mainstream employment.
Linda McIntyre, CEO of the charity, said: “Watford Workshop was thrilled to hear about the amazing generosity of the John Lewis Foundation. This donation will be put to great use enabling us to teach both life and independent living skills to our disabled employees thereby increasing confidence, self-esteem and dignity.”
If you are interested in finding out more about the trust, please visit http://www.johnlewisfoundation.org/