Social Enterprise

The Accessible Workshop is a Social Enterprise Initiative which enables people with learning disabilities or autism to build real-world work skills and gain an understanding of how their skills and talents can be used to create positive social change.

About Us

The Accessible Workshop covers a wide range of woodworking and practical skills. It teaches people how to plan and manage projects, as well as how to market and sell.

Each individual works to clear and structured plans, with each project treated as a commissioned piece of work.

The income generated is then reinvested back into the enterprise, or is used to aid charitable partners that we work with.

From basic safety awareness around the home, through to repairing, creating, upcycling, and developing employment skills; The Accessible Workshop creates realistic progression pathways.

Development and Outcomes

The Accessible Workshop Supports People to set clear goals, track progress and celebrate their outcomes and achievements. We recognise that everyone operates at a different pace and have developed our approach to incorporate the following stages of progression.

Core Skills

Our Workshop

Our Workshop caters for those of all abilities, taking into account a wide range of physical and learning needs.

We use a wide range of commercial and DIY tools that enable people to repair, create, upcycle, and build skills for the world of work.

We have a clear and safety focused competency framework in place around the operation of machinery and power tools.


How to Access

We run groups for those in education, those with social care funding and via grant funding.


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Contact Us

The Accessible Workshop
Unit A
Merlin Centre
Gatehouse Close