We are a Charity with a strong social conscience. We support our local community, and use local and upcycled materials wherever possible.
The revenue from our projects is fed back to the organisation and our trainees to continuously improve the services we offer.
The Hub Yeovil operates from a large historic factory building in central Yeovil.
Through a framework of micro-enterprise and community projects The Hub supports the development of work and life skills for our service-users, known as trainees - young people and adults with learning difficulties, disabilities, social communication and mental health issues.
We offer a friendly, caring and encouraging environment focused around the world of work and social independence.
Our projects include: making our own re-manufactured products, from reusable waste materials, a shop, cafe, scrapstore, gardening and working in a warehouse! This allows us to provide varied opportunities and working environments for our trainees.
We provide a workshop environment for the production of a whole host of fantastic products.
Our Trainees are involved at all stages of production, marketing and sales. Profits from our sales are returned to the organisation for the benefit of our Trainees.
The Hub-Yeovil was co-founded by Clive Tuck and Sophie Mars and they wanted to create an outstanding community resource. We continue to be at the cutting edge of best practice and have created a learning and working environment that is person-centred and led by trainees. Staff at The Hub have experience of supporting people with different levels of need, from mild learning disabilities to more complex needs, including people with Autism, physical, sensory, communication issues and emotional ill-health.
The Hub is a multi-award winning service for our work with trainees
Trainees showcasing the shoulder bags, handmade by them in our Production & Design Team (PAD)
Paper making for our plant-able wild flower bunting product.
Our goal is to enable trainees to lead meaningful independent lives, fulfil their aspirations to work and make positive contributions to society.
Our service is available to young people and adults from 14+ with a learning disability or difficulty.
Our trainees are in receipt of direct payments and pay for a bespoke programme of skills training based on an assessment of their needs and the outcomes required.
We are commissioned by local schools and colleges to deliver vocational learning programmes. This is paid directly by referrers.
We provide support at all these key stages:
Through formal training / education by an providing excellent learning environment and using innovative teaching methods.
Through entry to the work place by providing access to 'live' businesses and providing practical incubation support for people to set up their own ventures.
Through strong professional advice, support and guidance towards greater independence including accomodation and relationships.
Find out more about our micro-enterprise projects:
We make our own soaps and beauty products.
We make all sorts of creative gifts from recycled materials.
We cook a wonderful variety of seasonal delights in our kitchen.
We source local, ethical and upcycled products.
We have our own Shop and Cafe - The Courtyard
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