Spadework provides meaningful work opportunities for adults with learning and other disabilities drawn from the Medway and Maidstone area.
They work in the market garden, community café, garden centre and farm shop and we also have computer classes, woodwork classes and arts and crafts on site.
Spadework bridges the gap for adults with learning difficulties and other disabilities, from dependence in a supportive environment, to increasing their independence, enabling them to live with dignity and purpose.
We aspire to achieve this through work experience, development of life skills and interaction with the community.
The Garden Centre, Farm Shop and Café are all open each day to the general public, which enables the trainees to interact with the customers, helping to improve their social skills, which in turn can increase their confidence and self-esteem.
Spadework Limited aims to:
- The charity aims to provide a safe, educational environment for the trainees many of whom will have been bullied at school and highlighted as different.
- To be able to build confidence in trainees with social interaction with customers, staff and each other. Creating a space where people can achieve the very best they can be.
Established: May 1984
Registered Charity Number: 291198
Board members: 8
Full time staff: 15
Part time staff: 5
Phone number: 01732 870002
Address: Teston Road, Offham, Kent ME19 5NAView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website