Joinery Workshop

Our self contained joinery workshop offers a chance to learn traditional woodwork and joinery skills in a friendly, supportive setting.

Our workshop with several saws also offers a great opportunity to work alongside other people their own age from other areas of the North East.

Practical vocational experience

Through framework agreements with North Tyneside Council, Northumberland County Council and Newcastle City Council, we support students to work towards, or in some cases, gain City & Guilds (6217-05) in Construction, Carpentry and Joinery. Our courses are designed as an introduction to woodworking skills for students who wish to develop their ability as either a Carpenter or Joiner.

As well as a very practical vocational experience, we offer students the opportunity to work in an environment that supports their personal growth and development. Our expertise is based round working with the uniqueness of each individual. As a result, we tend to attract those students who are experiencing difficulty in mainstream education and who present with behavioural challenges or Individual Care Plans.

Developing practical skills

Measuring success

Come and have a go and see what you think

We offer taster sessions to give students who are thinking about joining the project a sense of what it’s like. This includes the activities they will undertake and how they can engage with others to broaden their working and social skills. Everything we do is designed to empower independence.

Kurt Dempsey

T: 0191 341 0033


If you’re a school and would benefit from a visit before placing a student, you’re welcome to come and have a tour and to speak with us about how we manage relationships between students, their families and schools.

I would recommend trying as a volunteer to anyone. I enjoy it and the bosses, John and Shaun are really good. (they told me to say that!)
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