Vocational placements in horticulture and hospitality in Easingwold, North Yorkshire
Easi Works provides training for young adults from an exciting, vibrant hub in the village of Easingwold, North Yorkshire.
Projects operate within the hub and through hands-on experiences in community projects, fayres, training and fundraising activities.
Every project at Easi Works has been created by the people who use the service - our Trainees. We work together to review and plan current and future projects.
Developing through team work
We support people to progress, whether that's learning and developing new skills and qualifications, working and volunteering or working towards more independent living skills we support every person on their journey, and we have fun at the same time!
We work in partnership with a number of local organisations and businesses to provide opportunities for Trainees, and at the same time provide services to the local community. Some of the groups we work with:
Men in Sheds
Innocent Pet Care
North Yorkshire Inclusive Sports
Access Technology North
North Yorkshire Moors National Park
Hands on, fun experiences in horticulture in very practical, focused sessions.
• Working safely
• Propagation, growing and harvesting - fruits and vegetables, herbs and plants
• Preparing produce for sale
• Gardening and grounds maintenance in the local community
• Chicken keeping
Catering and Hospitality
Sessions in Catering and Hospitality run from our purpose built catering kitchen. The area has been designed for people with sensory issues, with specialist lighting and decoration.
• Food hygiene and safety
• Food production and cooking
• Housekeeping and front of house
• Planning and team work
For many people with disabilities animals can bring a feeling of comfort and companionship.
Nugget, our therapy dog has transformed lives by offering an alternative therapeutic intervention - he has improved engagement, offered reassurance for people who have anxieties, helped peoples' confidence and wellbeing and brings a positive, happy focus to the group.
Meet our Manager
Clare is our manager at Easi Works.
"Before joining Autism Plus I mainly worked with people in a teaching profession specialising in autism and learning disabilities and it’s my dream job to run a social enterprise, so I am very lucky to develop Easi Works! I have a particular interest in sensory integration and how this can help and support people with autism
In my spare time I enjoy walking Easi Works sensory dog Nugget, the beach is his favourite! My main passion personally is singing which means most of my spare time is spent singing at various events and locations."