CHEC offers a stimulating and supportive working environment for adults with a wide range of impairments.
We use an assortment of industry standard equipment including digital activated embroidery, heat presses and large format printing to produce a variety of products for the general public. We operate a number of professional standard design programmes such as CorelDraw and Adobe InDesign and Photoshop.
Our offices are wheelchair accessible and we employ full time care staff to aid with care needs such as toileting and feeding
CHEC is committed to working with disabled adults to help them use their skills, interests and abilities to fulfil their aspirations to work. We talk at length with individuals to find out their needs and abilities and work with them to find how best they can contribute in a way that is meaningful and fulfilling to their notion of work.
CHEC offers inclusion to disabled people throughout all of our business operation from dealing with customers face-to-face, via email or phone to designing and manufacturing of products. There is also the opportunity to be involved in various aspects of business management including accounts, filing and office maintenance.
Our relaxed and supportive working environment encourages individuals to contribute at a level suitable to their personal abilities and support is given so that everyone working at CHEC finds their workday enjoyable and productive.
We understand the many challenges faced by disabled people when accessing a workplace and aim to assist them as fully as we can. Disabled staff can take part in the Centre on a full or part time basis to suit their requirements. No professional qualifications or prior work experience are required.
The most important attribute we look for is an interest in and willingness to engage in what we do. We encourage individuals to learn new skills during their time within the Centre as well as focusing on existing areas of interest.
That’s what someone once said to us and to an extent they were right. Work isn’t everything but you’ll be surprised how important it is and what a difference having access to work can make to someone. Many disabled people, lack the structure and social stimulation that having regular work can provide.
CHEC is dedicated to nurturing the ambition and motivation within individuals giving them the opportunity to find enrichment in their lives by focusing on what they can contribute rather than their impairments. We are an organisation where disabled people are actively involved rather than passive recipient of a service.
It has been proven in numerous studies that regular, meaningful work can be beneficial to the physical, mental and social health of most people, including those with long-term impairments.
While CHEC may not be suitable for everyone, all those who use the Centre feel that it has a positive influence on their lives, just read our team testimonials! Skills honed within CHEC aren’t limited to directly work or academic achievement.
Through CHEC, individuals have the opportunity to grow in confidence through witnessing their contributions going towards an end product, developing independence by taking on personal challenges within the running of the Centre and improve social and communication skills by interacting with customers, suppliers and being part of a team that competes within a public marketplace. Such improvements are often overlooked by those with greater access to employment but cannot be underestimated when regarding an individual’s sense of self-worth and personal value.