Learning Disability Services - Training
Area of Delivery: Plymouth
At our training units at Scott Business Park in Plymouth, Pluss provides a friendly and supportive training service for people with a learning disability who would like to learn practical work skills, with a view to finding paid employment.
Funded by Plymouth City Council, Pluss has a wide range of activities on offer in a spacious, positive working environment, including:
- Gardening / Horticulture
- Light assembly and packaging
- Confidential shredding and recycling
- Arts and Crafts
Pluss works with individuals, at their own pace, to develop skills for work.
Click on each of the videos below to find out lots more about the different units and the support on offer.
The team at the Confidential Shredding unit make horse bedding from old magazines and turn sensitive documents into tomorrow's newspapers.
Customers learn skills such as time-keeping, confidence building and working as a team.
Watch the video to find out more about the Confidential Shredding unit and to see if it might suit you.
Kerry has worked at the Pluss training units for more than 25 years. She loves working with the customers and watching them grow.
Let her show you around and tell you about all the things that go on in this unit. From assembling and packaging items for companies to distribute, to recycling books to turn them into decorative roses.
The team also get work experience by helping to produce parts used by Vispring to make matresses.
From sweeping up autumn leaves to mowing the lawns, edging the flower beds and trimming the hedges, the gardening team at Pluss training units are always busy keeping the grounds looking blooming lovely!
Learning skills such as a respect for machinery, team work and confidence building, it's a great way to get a step closer to being ready for work.
Let Paul and the team show you what they get up to and decide whether some green-fingered training could be just the thing for you.
The woodworking unit loves building bespoke items for people. Someone may turn up with a sketch of an idea for something they would like, or they find a picture on a website - and then the team set about building it.
From garden chairs to festive snowmen, the items they make can be very diverse, but whatever it is, you can rest assured it will have involved a good amount of team work.
There's a lot of camaraderie alongside the training so take a look at the video to see if this could be for you.
Pluss will work with individuals at their own pace to develop their skills for work.
We can also provide support to look for paid employment. This includes:
Working with others in a team
- Getting used to working life and trying out different types of work
- Getting ready for work. For example, we run job clubs, can help develop CV’s and identify work options
- General skills training. For example, Health and Safety, and communication skills
- Help to plan for and find paid work, job trials, work experience or voluntary work
Once an individual enters into work, our support follows into the workplace.