Another Great Success Story!
Sew Halton's sewing course recently resulted in Jackie Smith gaining employment. Jackie had an accident which meant Jackie had not worked for a number of years and as a result of this she suffered a serious blow to her self esteem. However, due to Sew Halton's sewing course, Jackie felt her confidence increase and felt ready to apply for a job. Jackie got the job before the course even ended and puts it all down to the team at Sew Halton. See below for an interview she did if you are interested in a little more detail on her story.
We here on the Sew Halton team hope she enjoys her new found employment!
Young people learning sewing skills.
Sew Halton provided free sewing sessions to young people from our community.
The sessions taught many sewing skills as well as improving confidence, making new friends.
Working in partnership with Veterans Community Force we have taken chairs destined for landfill and returned them to new resalable chairs. Up-Cycling at its best in Halton.
Sew Halton's work in one year.
Welcome to Sew Halton
Sew Halton is a social enterprise business that trades to tackle social problems using machine sewing, textile craft and up-cycling as a platform to increase skills and improve health and wellbeing. We do this through training workshops and sewing confidence courses.
We specialise in group's and individual's who may be isolated, long term unemployed and at risk of developing mental health problems. Participants are offered volunteering opportunities within Sew Halton when they have completed a course, this enables them to have work experience whilst also having a reference when applying for a job.
Up-cycling is our passion, we reuse clothing creating bags, cushions from clothing which would otherwise have been put in to landfill. We want to save our communities as well as our planet.
We also provide a bespoke manufacturing department run by Victoria Begg, Victoria has over 30 year's experience working within the UK manufacturing sector and also holds a Degree in Clothing and Manufacture.
Contact Victoria if you require pattern cutting, sample garment make-up or time and motion advice. We reinvest the money that our business make's back in to our community.
We'll be running sewing courses, up-cycling fabric, offering free opportunities for the community and paid courses for those that want to take their sewing to the next level.
Recently, the Department For Work and Pensions(DWP) created a short video involving Sew Halton, which shows the group from one of our sewing classes giving their opinions on how our sewing courses have helped them. We are delighted with the result and are happy to show the video here in pride of place so that it's easy to see how something small can make a huge difference to people's lives.
Sew Halton is a trading name of Social Prescribing Northwest C.I.C. Company No. 11236896
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