Bridgend Shaw Trust
I recently visited the Shaw Trust offices in Wyndham Street to see at first hand how the charity is helping hundreds of local people find work.
The Shaw Trust is a national charity that provides training and work opportunities for people who are disadvantaged in the labour market due to disability, ill health or other social circumstances. They are the largest UK provider of employment services for disabled people.
Only around half of disabled people of working age are in work. Thanks to the Shaw Trust’s support and guidance, many local people have been able to find new opportunities and employment they were previously denied.
In Bridgend, the Shaw Trust plays a vital role in providing a wide range of projects ranging from IT training, personal development courses, work placement schemes to sessions aimed at building self confidence.
It was extremely beneficial to have been able to meet with staff to learn more about the work of the Trust and the challenges that they face on a day to day basis.