Easi Works is an Autism Plus social enterprise offering training and support for young adults with autism, learning difficulties and mental health conditions across the Hambleton and Ryedale area.

Operating from a vibrant hub in Easingwold we provide meaningful activities for vulnerable adults, supported by a team of trained and experienced staff. Projects run at the hub and through hands-on experiences in community projects, local cafes, fayres and training. We also work closely with Park House Barns offering workshops in the chocolate studio and five acre field.

Our workshops are inclusive and focus on progression, building confidence and social skills. We support every individual to develop their own personal plan which includes their goals, wishes and aspirations and we support each person to achieve those goals! At Easi Works we promote positive health and wellbeing and encourage all trainees to take part in our fitness and wellbeing sessions. 

Every project has been created by our trainees, we work together to review and plan current and future projects. 

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 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! 


Placements include:

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Drama

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Art

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Music

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Catering and hospitality

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Horticulture

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Dance

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Propogation, planting and harvesting


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The safe use of tools

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Preparing produce for sale




Meet Paul!

Paul lives on his own in a village in North Yorkshire. He contacted Easi Works as he had been feeling a little isolated and was looking for social activities to help him increase his confidence. Paul has a visual impairment and can suffer from anxiety and depression.

Pre-covid Paul was enjoying two days a week at Easi Works, taking part in drama, arts and horticulture sessions.

During the pandemic Easi Works were forced to close the day building, but the team continued to support Paul through socially distanced visits to his own home. Paul said "without this support from the team I don't know what I would have done. I wouldn't have seen anyone for days and that would not have been good for my mental health."

Now things are almost back to normal Paul has been enjoying taking part in the Easi Works theatre production. He said "I love coming to Easi Works, I have friends and feel like I am gaining confidence and new skills."

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"There really is something special about my job, to have the privilege of making a real difference in someones life and helping that person to live their life the way they want to, it doesn't get much better than that."

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