Our mission is that everyone contributes, everyone gains. Many projects help to fulfil community aspirations. Other activities are part of the CCI social enterprise model. These approaches ensure that people gain a genuine sense of pride and purpose through participating in valuable occupation.
We have a conviction that our role is to holistically empower people to take control and responsibility for their lives and for the support and strategies that they feel will help to manage their long term conditions.
All our activities fit with the Five Ways to Wellbeing model:-
Groups & Activities
CCI has an innovative model of inclusion that empowers individuals to take responsibility for their health, personal, social and vocational aspirations. Working with people with learning disabilities and long term mental health issues we engage each individual on the basis of their interests and abilities; a genuinely asset based approach to health and social care.
Support we offer
Each participant is allocated to an inclusive group who will have a mix of conditions and ages. There is one groupworker who will lead and support on tasks.
Each individual is assigned a keyworker who will provide ongoing support with placement.
We have a regular review process which provides opportunities for feedback and to address any issues or changes which could be beneficial for an individual.
Most of our placements do not have a time limitation. However, when appropriate we encourage individuals to explore opportunities to reach their full potential.
Our Client Group
We work with people who are experiencing barriers to inclusion to make a meaningful contribution to their community. Our criteria is that a person is able to participate in a group safely without risk to themselves or others. Individuals may have a long term mental health condition, a learning disability, autism, be a young person at risk, people who are in advanced recovery from addiction, or a physical health condition.
Use our contact form to make an enquiry
Alison Roy and Helen Thomson are our Placement Support Coordinators who manage all referrals.
Alison or Helen will contact the referrer to arrange a visit for the individual to come to CCI. This is an opportunity to get a better idea of what we offer, to meet some of the staff and to chat to other participants who volunteer with us.
A referral form will be sent to the relevant agency for completion.
We will allocate the individual to an appropriate group then arrange a start date.
“It’s given me a skill set so that I can go to college. I never expected to go to college.”
“My daughter notices the smile on my face and that I’m more upbeat. I’m not the grumpy dad I used to be. I’m happier since I’ve been coming to CCI, I just want to do more”
“I joined CCI to build my confidence in social situations and working alongside others. So far I’ve learned new skills and really enjoy my time in the workshop. The pressure free environment helps me learn at the pace I need to and I always feel supported by the others in the workshop. I’m so glad I went out of my comfort zone and came to CCI as I’m already a lot more confident than I was :)”
“The people – customers and people I work with. I get a buzz from coming here and I feel energised.”
“The atmosphere, the people, being outside. Learning about gardening. Getting away from normal life, it’s so different.”
“Just recently purchased a raised bed, great service and product and yes delivered in a very timely manner. Thank you.”
“Got a cabinet top and three shelves made to measure and could not be happier with the result. Outstanding work carried out by really friendly staff, would 100% recommend.”