We are proud to be a charity shop with a difference. Money raised trough our business is used to train some of Guernsey’s young people with social problems wih the aim of helping them find employment. Six of these young people are now permanent employees and are responsible for the daily running of the business. There is another group called trainees, to whom we give the opportunity to work in a real workplace where supervision and training is offered. Help is given with job selection, interview skills, etc..
We work closely with Autism Guernsey, Action for Children and the Guernsey Employment Trust (GET), all of whom refer people to us. There is also an open referral system directly to us.
Our aim is to build confidence and teach the importance of teamwork. Other specific courses, such as manual handling, anger management and so on are also offered. The young people are all encouraged to take an active role in the business. Some young people come for work experience while at school or college.
Some of our staff have moved from GO and are now employed in various companies on the island.
All money raised goes to help Guernsey’s young people.
We receive no states funding