Giving World also runs a local skills development programme, GIFTED, supporting adults with complex needs to gain life skills and develop work skills. Adults with physical disabilities, learning difficulties, or mental health needs work as a team in a simulated warehouse environment to process products for distribution to other vulnerable people. Our programme comprises structured learning workshops, peer mentoring and volunteering sessions where participants are encouraged to have a go, test their capabilities and learn new skills.
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What our partners say about GIFTED
‘GIFTED is a very positive experience that enables our clients to develop skills that they probably did not realise they had. Developing confidence and a sense of worth, to then move onto more activities within the community, such as more volunteering, college courses or paid employment. It is a positive stepping stone forward for people who would otherwise feel isolated and have low self-esteem.’ Caroline, Leicester City Council Employment Officer
‘Thank you so much for all that you have helped our students with – it has been extremely valuable to all of them. They have all grown in confidence and their skill base has widened.’ Tracey, Birkett House Seniors support
What our beneficiaries say about GIFTED
‘Inspirational & motivating course.’ Christina
‘It gave me a lot of confidence. I learnt to talk better with people, work as part of a team and arrive on time each week. I really enjoyed meeting other people and feeling connected and useful.’ Sohail
‘Being on Experts by Experience has been a good experience and could help me with a job in the future. It’s given me the courage to want to do something, mix with other people and not stay at home getting bored. I have come a long way and I can do so much more than before. I can work on my own now but help is there if I need it.’ Adam
Who can join
Unemployed adults aged 18+ with learning difficulties, physical disabilities, mental health or other needs.
How to join
Through your support organisation, or as a self-referral, by completing a Referral Form here.