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Positive Social and Environmental Impact

As a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, we believe that ReSkilled should be accountable for the work that we do.

What we will record

• Length of time at ReSkilled

• Length of attendance Volunteering

• Length of time in subsequent first paid employment

• Health benefits – Participants citing a reduction in visits to GP/Health professional (where provided)

• Estimated weight of wood re-used by ReSkilled

The Purpose

This means that we can:

• Demonstrate value to all who help fund us

• Provide clear evidence of our outcomes

• Establish a sound basis for confidence for future organisations to engage with ReSkilled

Our Social Targets

Every individual’s life circumstances can change unexpectedly – more so those with multiple barriers to work – unfortunately making exact planning and targets more broad, and many personal factors will be beyond the remit of ReSkilled. However it can be helpful to have targets to aim for.

These are:

Attendance at ReSkilled – for 70% of those who complete the Taster Course to complete the full 25 weeks

Volunteering – for over 80% of those who complete the full 25 weeks at ReSkilled to engage with Volunteering to further embed their skills

Sustainable employment more than 3 months – 45%

Sustainable employment at 6 months – 40%

It is hoped that the skills provided at ReSkilled, together with the Volunteering experience, will prepare individuals so that there is little drop-off for those who remain in work after 3 months.

It is expected that there will be at least 20% who choose to remain in Volunteering and not continue into paid employment.

As time goes on, we will observe the problems that arise and make changes accordingly.

Environmental Recording

We will record the estimated weight of wood re-used by ReSkilled as this demonstrates the amount actually diverted from waste facilities. Often good pieces of reusable wood are part of a item of furniture that would have been disposed of entirely, due to its being unusable in its current form.

We will spend time and effort extracting the best parts – often hardwood – before taking what’s left to the recycling facility. Although commercial waste wood processing can now avoid using landfill, it still means that a lot of good wood is burnt.