Community Works

Community Works is an exciting project funded by the Big Lottery and is unique to the Scarborough area.

What it's about

We run a series of workshops over a 12-week period where young adults will have the opportunity to learn practical learning skills in a variety of areas including plumbing, electrical and woodwork. Our learners are encouraged to work with residents in the community to undertake everyday jobs that help both the young adult and the resident. We support our learners to gain new skills and build confidence in a stimulating environment. The sessions are run by tutors who have many years’ experience of working with young people.

The project is open to everyone aged 18-25 and there are no minimum requirements to join. We welcome anyone who enjoys practical work, our groups are small and welcoming.

Furniture Restoration

An exciting opportunity to buy a bespoke piece of furniture created by our young people at budget prices. Pieces can be bought through our facebook page or contact us to discuss having your existing furniture upcycled or if you have any pieces you wish to donate, we can pick up and drop off too.

We need volunteers for the workshop/furniture restoration on Fridays. 

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Some of the projects our young people have taken part in
Community Projects

Putting their new skills to test, our young people are involved in worthwhile projects within the community. If you have a community project you would like us to get involved with, contact us to see how we can help.

How it works

The work is rewarding and could be anything from a small household task to larger community project.

Community Works aims to make every learner feel valued through in-depth support and guidance. Everyone accessing the project has the same opportunities to thrive and improve their future prospects. Learners will be supported to fulfil their potential and challenge their own abilities.

Learners say
“I am really enjoying my time at Community Works, we get to do lots of different activities, this week we built a shed. I was chosen to be the site supervisor and I had to give the other learners instructions on what to do. I really hope the next new learners will enjoy their time here. “


“I like coming to Community Works, because we learn different things. I have learnt how to build a shed and I have met new people and made new friends.”


“I love coming to Community Works because it gives me something to do three times a week and we get to learn new skills.”

– Robert


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