The core of Loddon Social Enterprise is the work experience that all Service Users undertake. All work is provided by multiple local companies so the work is kept varied throughout the week and mostly consists of basic assembling tasks.
Associated companies and work include;
- The Ready Made Picture Company – We assemble picture frame corners as well as boxes from flat packed cardboard cut-outs. For a testimonial Click Here
- ITW Delfast – We attach foam washers to plastic grommets, which are then used as small components in cars.
- Linde Material Handling – We fill and seal envelopes with weekly invoices and monthly statements.
- And other ad hoc work
We offer work experience through the Basingstoke Consortium for young students at main stream and special needs Secondary Schools.
Loddon also has links with BCOT students who are completing Health and Social Care studies and are gaining valuable work experience to help contribute to their course.
Loddon operates in an open plan environment to encourage all Service Users to communicate with each other, and to help aid in the development and improvement of social skills. This is also achieved by getting everyone involved in Christmas parties or any upcoming events such as the recent success of the Macmillan Coffee Morning.
After securing new premises next door in 2013 Loddon has now been able to extend its facilities to allow cooking, arts and crafts sessions to take place as well as seasonal outside activities such as plant seeding and flower bed making.