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Learning Disability team working together to create toiletry bags for people who are looking for work

Pluss Positive People Positive People - Devon 21 June 2022
The Learning Disability training team in Plymouth have been working on a brilliant project; creating toiletry bags as a welcome gift to participants who are being supported to find work by our Seetec Pluss Work and Health Programme JETS scheme.

There are 11 items in each bag, which are packed up by participants in the unit and sent on to our job seekers to help them feel refreshed and well when looking for work.

Originally the job started with 200 bags to pack up, which has now expanded to 2,000 and will be sent to participants in Dorset, Hampshire, Bristol, Wiltshire, Devon, Somerset and Cornwall.

Each one includes a brush, shampoo and conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, hand gel, refreshing wipes, pocket tissues, shower gel, moisturiser and deodorant. The unit is full of all the contents – one participant will take a bag round and collect items before taking it to quality control. Here, there are place cards of all the items for another participant to ensure all the items are present and correct. A great system allowing the learning disability participants to work together creating something so useful for others.

A great experience all round.

Josh, a participant involved in the project said “It’s a fast, easy job putting the stuff in the bags, I like doing the job. Because it was organised it was easy to pack, making sure it’s all done perfectly for the people that are getting them. Very busy and productive!”.

Zoe, another participant said “It’s a new job and a new experience with packing different objects, sorting into different boxes so it’s easier to do. I liked doing the job”.

The staff think everyone’s done a great job too. “It’s been a very skilled job which the team have really enjoyed getting stuck into” said Maz.

Rachel – the Senior Employment Support Worker said “We like new and exciting jobs; it gives the unit a real buzz. Doing this project has enabled our team to link in with other areas of the company. These types of jobs help with teamwork, organising and communication skills”.