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

Find out more by downloading our new brochure here Community Works Brochure -web friendly

Community Works - for Learners

We are always 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.

Above: Our CW Team planning ahead – Could you be our next job?

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.

We’re already getting great feedback on the jobs we do -here’s our Project Co-ordinator Jim talking about a lovely letter from Ambleside Parish Centre:

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!

Remember…no job too small for CW! – here’s some examples of the wide variety of jobs we do…

March 2020 – we’ve discovered a top new double act at CW! Our ever so friendly team have been busy creating pathways and an outside play area at Kendal Nursery School. We caught up with Trevor & Sam from as they explained what they’ve been up to -click on the vid and keep back from the fire!

Apprentice Sam and the team have just made this fabulous bridge for Kendal Nursery School:

This job is actually quite a big one – we’ve been creating a woodland play area for the infants at Holme Primary School in South Lakes. We started over Christmas 2019 and should be finished mid January. As you can see we’ve had a lot of fun with a mini digger!

We’re also a creative bunch – Sam & Nathan made this lovely coffee table from scrap. It was going to be sold in our R2W Furniture Warehouse but a passing caffeine addict saw it and snapped it up immediately!

Mid December – Remote working! –  ‘making a stand’ cos….lets face it – no job too small! Sam and the team installing a TV monitor and stand.

Early December – All about the prep -keeping everything nice n tidy – about to paint an office after the earlier plastering job last month.

Soundproofing an office November 2019 – yes we even do plastering!

Here’s the team at ‘Outside In’ – a new social enterprise backed playspace in the centre of Kendal (November 2019)

Doing exterior work on properties in Milnthorpe -Summer 2019

Fitting blinds to a new Office space (August 2019)

We take on all kinds of jobs…how about this for a b4 & after on a garden bench!