Eco-Workshop Community Enterprise

Sheldon Bosley Knight has partnered with local community enterprise, Eco-Workshop. The Stratford-upon-Avon based initiative supports adults with learning disabilities and autism, to increase physical and mental wellbeing.

Eco-Workshop was established in 2013 by Catherine Adams and Suzanne Morrison, who are parents of young adults with learning disabilities and autism. The scheme aims to fill the post-education gap for those with additional needs; ensuring their lives are purposeful, stimulating and active. The regular workshops involve work-based activities such as light assembly work for local businesses, collecting and sorting recyclables, or making crafts for sale – developing vital work, social and life skills. The sessions are designed with sensitivity to participants’ needs, providing opportunities to achieve personal goals and ambitions

The collaboration was established by Kathy Molan, who recently joined Sheldon Bosley Knight’s new Kineton branch as a Sales Negotiator. Kathy previously bought Christmas cards from Eco-Workshop and was eager to find a way to support the project as a business, so attended their community coffee morning this week to see their handmade crafts. Participants at the workshop have made personalised cards for us, which our Kineton branch will send to customers as a congratulations on completion of house purchases. The handmade cards are environmentally friendly and sustainable, using recycled teabags to create unique house designs for us.

Although this is our first step partnering with Eco-Workshop, we hope to continue supporting each other on future projects. Thank you to everyone involved in creating the lovely cards, which we know our customers will be pleased to receive.

Read more about Eco-Workshop here.