Timesavers have been awarded £1000 towards running costs for various sessions from the Thomas Wall Trust.
Thomas Wall II created his Trust in 1920 for the “encouragement and assistance of educational work and social service”. Today, the Trust continues to assist in these areas by providing grants to individuals and organisations.
Edward McCarthy Secretary of Timesavers: “A huge thank-you on behalf of Timesavers. This makes a huge difference.”
Our regular sessions are on-going, the Computer Drop In sessions will start again later in the year.
Timesavers is a charity set up in 2010 by a group of parents who were concerned by the lack of paid jobs or work experience placements in administration for people with learning disabilities in West Lancashire where they could gain their skills in a supportive environment and on a one to one basis if required.
They provide qualified sessional workers who collect them from where they live, support the people whilst they are at the office, then return them home after their training/ work experience. The learners are encouraged to join a local job club and given help to produce a CV and a speculative letter to go with it working in conjunction with Lancashire County Council Employment Support Service.
Our sessions are at our Skelmersdale office or the Computer sessions at Bickerstaffe Four Lane Ends Mission, these will start again later in the year.
Support staff for Timesavers are provided by Linkability (West Lancs) , Divine Days Creative Arts CIC and Edward McCarthy Support Services.
Visit www.timesavers.org.uk or call 01704 893835 or 07971 299606.