Community Works - No job too small

The Community Works team provide property and general maintenance services including gardening, groundworks and general house maintenance to the local community. No job is too small – it could be that you just need a garden tidy or a few jobs tackling around the house. Or maybe you are a school that needs the grass cutting, a business in need of a new lick of paint – give us a call T: 01539 735025 or E

Community Works - for Learners

From the Spring of 2019 for the next three years, we are looking to welcome learners to the Community Works project.

The aim is to provide a supported vocational environment in the property maintenance sector for up to 40 learners with learning disabilities.

Based in Kendal and operating across the South Lakes, North Lancashire and the Eden Valley, learners will work towards a qualification – a certificate at entry level called ‘preparation for life and work’.

Community Works has five modules for participants to undertake:

  • Developing Health & Safety Skill for Work
  • Team Working Skills
  • Building and Constructions
  • Using Construction Tools
  • Identifying and Using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Learners will receive a minimum of 130 guided learning hours, and the qualification is accredited by Open Awards and recognised by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM).

Participants with learning difficulties need to be able to work with minimal support, be comfortable working outdoors and be able to work as part of a small team.

Personal protective equipment is provided for all learners and risk assessments for all activities will be completed and shared with participants.

Course fees

£5.95 per hour / £774.00 for the entire course

Community Works - for the Community

Part of the Oaklea Group, Community Works is a social enterprise training people with a disability or learning difficulty to gain employment.

Each job is priced individually and based on the number of people required, how long it will take and any additional services (removal of materials, for example) that may be required.

If you have a project you’d like us to price up, please call the Community Works Team on 01539 735 025 and we’d be happy to discuss your requirements.

The Community Works teams are happy to work across the South Lakes, North Lancashire and Eden Valley areas for:

  • Individual Householders
  • Schools and Colleges
  • B&Bs, Guest Houses and Small Hotels
  • Day Centres
  • Small Businesses and Offices
  • Housing Associations

Community Works are based in Kendal from where we can provide services to a wide geographical area including:

South Lakeland – Kendal, Windermere, Ambleside, Ulverston, Grange, Cartmel, Milnthorpe, Kirkby Lonsdale, Staveley etc

North Lancashire – Carnforth, Bolton-le-Sands, Silverdale, Yealand, Burton-in-Kendal etc

Eden Valley – Appleby, Kirkby Stephen, Brough, Orton, Newbiggin-on-Lune etc

Please get in touch on 01539 735 025 to check if we’re able to work in your area!