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WATFORD WORKSHOP: Prime Minister visits charity workshop in Watford

 Published on: 26th April 2022   |   By: Amy Pollard   |   Category: Uncategorized

Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited a learning difficulties charity in Watford.

Watford Workshop takes pride in providing opportunities for people with disabilities to work “when no one else would.”

Those who aspire to progress into mainstream work will get all the assistance they need at the Workshop. Those who desire to remain will be provided with a placement at the Workshop for as long as they like.

The organisation claims to be Hertfordshire’s first employment project, offering job experience, skill development, independent life skills training, and employment to people aged 16 to 80 who have physical, mental, and sensory disabilities and/or learning difficulties.

The organisation, which is based in Century Retail Park, was founded in 1964 and relocated to its present purpose-built location in 2001. Each week, around 70 service users from Hertfordshire and the neighbouring counties attend the Workshop.

Following the visit Dean Russell MP said: “As a Patron of the charity I always speak so highly of Watford Workshop. They give their service users employment, but also a purpose and a reason to get out of bed in the morning. They are able to create and develop relationships with others, whilst also learning vital life skills such as literacy, numeracy, money management, IT and cooking.”

A spokesperson for the Watford Workshop said: “His time here allowed him to see just how much a job means to an adult with a disability.  It was also a fantastic opportunity to understand how a job can really open up someone’s world, helping them to develop social skills, expand friendship groups and combat loneliness and isolation.”

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