Welcome to our new web-site. Please explore and learn all there is to know about Work-Link. Our Charity, how we reuse furniture, what we do and how you can get involved.
We hope you enjoy our site and take a moment to drop us a line.
Starting Up: The initiative of our Charity came from the Hinckley Volunteer Centre who saw the need for a Project to help people who were wanting to make changes – get out of the house; make new friends; feel useful; learn new skills; build their confidence and self-worth. Work-Link was founded in 1986 with around a few individuals attending per week.
Our original logo was that of an acorn with an oak tree embedded into it. “Mighty oaks from little acorns grow”.
The 'Mighty oaks' quote is a 14th Century old English proverb that has so much significance to many aspects of our everyday lives. It inspires us never to give up, and to always remember that great things do indeed come from small beginnings.
Work-Link still embodies this quote in everything it does, but has now modernised it’s logo, to reflect the present day.
The Rationale of the project was built and is still based on principles of self-help and empowerment. Everyone is treated equally with respect and is valued for their contribution, no matter how small. For many, the experience of being respected and accepted for who and what they are is a new one. Having a role within the community, albeit unwaged, is very important. The confidence gained through new experiences, the support and advice given, has an enormous impact on their ability to have greater control over their lives.
Our Target Group was and still is today open to everyone, yet the main target group has become adults with Mental Health problems and/or Learning Difficulties. Our role within the community is a “Stepping Stone” - posthospital, day centre, unemployment, loneliness and isolation.
With all of us working together, we can accomplish great things. To volunteer, contribute to our charity, or donate reuse furniture send us a message. We will get back to you soon.