Phoenix Trust (Milton)
The Phoenix Trust (Milton) Ltd, is a vibrant charity, founded in 2006 and situated on the outskirts of Cambridge, in Milton. Although we are small, we pride ourselves on making a big difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities or complex needs, through the provision of a meaningful experience of work and the development of social and life skills
Phoenix offers placements providing a meaningful experience of work and the development of social and life skills to adults with a range of learning disabilities. After people with special, additional or complex needs reach the end of formal education it can be very hard for them to find meaningful work. By providing supported placements we greatly improve the confidence, quality of life and self-fulfilment of our co-workers.
Our aim is to provide a safe, welcoming and empowering environment in which co-workers can develop practical work, life and basic skills. We actively promote an inclusive atmosphere, encouraging co-workers to socialise, make friends and have consideration for others.
Our co-workers are supported at all times by trained staff and volunteers, and have the opportunity to work in three key departments:
• Factory - producing concrete slabs and garden ornaments.
• Woodshed – making a variety of items ranging from picnic tables and garden benches, arbors and mud kitchens, to bird boxes, planters, trellises in all shapes and sizes and bespoke items made to order.
• Kitchen - providing a daily two-course lunch for co-workers, volunteers and staff.
There is also seasonal work in our garden where we grow fruit and vegetables for our kitchen and a small number of plants for sale.
We also work with students from both special and mainstream educational establishments, to enable them to understand what it is like to go to work and see the difference between the workplace and school or college, find out what employers expect of workers and to try a job that interests them.
Sales from our products make a vital contribution to our sustainability Our co-workers make a wide range of concrete paving slabs and edgings in a variety of shapes and colours and wooden garden accessories, such as benches, log stores, mud kitchens, bird boxes and hedgehog houses.
We are open to the public and visitors, Tuesday to Friday, 8:30am to 3.30pm
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Cambridge City, South Cambridgeshire, East Cambridgeshire, Fenland