The Oaklea Group also takes in Right2Work (R2W) - a Kendal based CIC (Community Interest Company). R2W offers a number of work, learning and opportunities for people across Cumbria & Lancashire; they have a dedicated staff team that work with over 200 people each year. (R2W began over two decades ago and over that time has supported over 2,000 people into or access training or work).

R2W includes a number of wide ranging activities:

Community Works - our new community based enterprise (launching May 2019) that provides a supported vocational environment in the property maintenance sector for up to 40 learners with learning disabilities - find out more via our Facebook page CommunityWorks FB

The Appleby Hub - this community centre in the heart of Appleby (on Chapel Street) has a wholefood cafe, provides training & learning opportunities and acts as a space for community led events and activities. Keep up with everything at the Hub via their dedicated Facebook page Appleby Hub FB or on Instagram Appleby Hub Instagram

The Furniture Warehouse on Mintsfeet Industrial Estate in Kendal takes donations of unwanted furniture, upcycles and recycles. It also provides day opportunity work training for local people who are disabled or disadvantaged. At the Furniture Warehouse we collect & recycle unwanted furniture from residents throughout South Lakeland. Why not pop into our retail shop and grab a bargain - see what’s in store at our Facebook page Furniture Warehouse FB

R2W Employment Team -they cover Cumbria and offer help & support to those entering the labour market through things like Supported Internships for young people to those who have been referred by other agencies like the DWP. The team deliver a number of initiatives that focus on getting into work. Contact: R2W Employment

Find out more about R2W via its own dedicated website http://www.right2work.org.uk/

Contact address: R2W Unit 1, Mintsfeet Rd, Mintsfeet Industrial Estate, Kendal LA9 6DE

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