Welcome

We want to transform the lives of disabled or disadvantaged people with working opportunities.

We provide working opportunities for people who have a learning disability or mental health condition. People need to be needed and through these jobs they gain confidence, self-worth, a sense of purpose and a way to contribute positively to society, as well as job skills and experience.

These are people who have a condition or disability which makes it impossible for them otherwise to get the experience or confidence they need to gain employment; marginalising them, making them dependent, often causing depression or other mental health problems.

The working opportunities we offer are in small businesses that we have set up in Hexham and in Newcastle. We also provide job and employability skills coaching; regular social events and activities; recognition and appreciation; and opportunities to form new friendships.

We do this by running a number of services that provide jobs in catering, packing and distribution, gardening, decorating, warehousing, cleaning and office administration.

The numbers benefiting and the working opportunities we offer have grown steadily, year on year. In total, since we started, some 122 people have benefited from more than 52,000 hours work in the jobs we offer; and there are 59 people benefiting from them today.


As a SUPPORTER you can help us by buying our services, sponsoring our skills training or by buying us some of the equipment we need.

Or you can help us by working with us as a VOLUNTEER supervisor or assistant.

We are particularly keen to find more volunteers to join us in the kitchen or in the café at the Hextol Tans – our coffee shop and vegetarian café in Hexham – could you help?