Links Day Centre – Working in partnership with CTSR Ltd
At Links Day Centre, the focus is placed firmly on ambition and imagination, so when a number of the people they support expressed an interest in experiencing employment, the team took steps to make it happen.
Having contacted several local businesses in the local area, they came across CTSR Plastics, a recycling centre on an industrial estate in Wellingborough itself. The setup of CTSR seemed ideal in providing opportunities to work with other people and be part of the community.
Six of the people supported at Links now work three days each week in a warehouse environment. With the support of the team at Links, they undertake a range of tasks during their working day including separating the materials.
In addition to the work opportunities, these individuals have also had the chance to gain qualifications. They have achieved a Level 2 in Warehousing through doing one day of theory as part of their three working days, which has also seen them undertake basic Maths, English and Health & Safety qualifications that are transferrable to future roles.
The feedback from CTSR has been very positive and as one of the people supported by Links explained, the feeling is mutual:
‘I like getting out and seeing everyone in CTSR, I enjoy the work that we do, everyone has a laugh and I feel like I’ve really achieved something working here. It makes me feel great!’