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Projects

Aims & Objectives

Oak Tree Care Services strives to create productive and useful projects with meaningful outcomes and we are continually developing ways to support our service users to access sustainable employment, education and training opportunities.

Projects are described in more detail below and the current projects we are focusing on are;

  1. ART Discovery
  2. The Hope Project
  3. Property Maintenance
  4. Employment Skills
  5. IT Awareness
  6. Garden Maintenance

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1. ART Discovery

Andrew Stevens Estate & Letting Agency sponsors this amazing project of enabling adults with learning disabilities to learn and develop their art skills and get the opportunity to hold an exhibition of their work, that is open to the public.

More details soon...

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2. The HOPE Project

The HOPE (Health Opportunities Providing Employment) project has been devised with a view to providing health and employment opportunities for people who are described as NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training).

The project seeks to provide eligible people aged 16+ years old a 13-week programme, at the end of which they will qualify as Fitness Instructors and/or Personal Trainers and be found actual employment.

The project will be delivered by OTCS in partnership with a specialist Personal Training organisation. By utilising our combined skills we will ensure that the best opportunities are available and appropriate support is provided to gain industry recognised qualifications and sustainable employment.

We have targeted the Fitness and Health Industry specifically because around 30% of the workforce in this industry is aged between 16-24 years old, as reported by the National Careers Service.

Related Documents: OTCS-INFOSHEET-E.pdf

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3. Property Maintenance

This project provides eligible people opportunities in a number of property maintenance related areas, including; painting & decorating, repairs & maintenance, plumbing & heating and carpentry etc.

Working in partnership with a number of approved/accredited contractors, eligible candidates are supported to achieve certified skills, valuable experience and employment opportunities.

This is a particularly popular set of courses/projects and often heavily over-subscribed from the outset, demonstrating the huge demand for practical skills backed up by industry recognised qualifications.

The length, nature and level of these projects can vary, dependent on the range of skills involved and level of complexity, compliance/regulatory requirements etc.

This project has a high employment achieving success rate, predominantly with the partner organisations who have had the opportunity to observe potential employees first hand to gauge their ability, commitment and developmental potential going forward.

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4. Employment Skills

This project provides eligible people with the essential skills they require to demonstrate their skills, experience, education and training, to facilitate access to the best employment opportunities available.

Working in partnership with a number of successful business leaders/managers, candidates are supported/mentored to develop their CV, covering letter and interview skills, in addition to obtaining/honing the ability to effectively search for employment opportunities and complete application forms/documents to a high standard, to maximise the chances of successfully completing the necessary stages of selection and recruitment processes.

This is a multi-layered project with a structured approach through the various elements considered vital to developing a polished, professional and rounded candidate, that can be revisited as required.

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5. IT Awareness

This project provides eligible people with the basic skills required to get the most out of IT applications/provisions, focused around sourcing, accessing and applying for housing, funds/benefits, employment, education and training.

Working in partnership with a select number of IT professionals, candidates receive current/relevant support, advice and guidance to develop their knowledge, skills and ability to operate industry standard word processing and spread sheet based software, presentational and illustrative software, basic use of the most common operating systems and effective use of social media.

This project is formed of several elements, most of which have 2 or 3 levels of complexity and is designed to meet the needs/requirements of most people. The project aims to educate the candidates with regards to being aware of the most popular social networking sites and relevant software most employers use, how to operate the most common software applications and how to effectively use social media.

This project places great emphasis of cyber abuse, protection and awareness, supporting each candidate to suitably set up and sustain the use of IT to avoid exploitation and exposure to theft, fraud and the inappropriate use/access of personal data, funds and sensitive information etc.

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6. Garden Maintenance

This project provides eligible people the skills required to undertake garden maintenance works and the necessary support, advice and guidance to obtain an industry recognised qualification, thus maximising the opportunity to gain relevant employment.

Working in partnership with a number of professional garden maintenance contractors, candidates gain real “on-the-job” experience and undertake flexible training available at different levels to ensure that a wide range of ability levels are accommodated.

This project has a high level of successful job placements, predominantly by the partner organisations who have had the opportunity to work with the candidates first hand, during their training/education and observed their dedication and commitment to achieving a positive outcome.

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