Young People Gain New Skills with Commonwork

Wednesday 16th September 2015

As part of a Big Lottery Fund bid, CXK will be working with Commonwork to offer vulnerable young people with mental health concerns a chance to learn new skills in a supportive environment.

Commonwork, which was founded in 1976, is a charity based on a 500 acre organic farm with gardens and woodland.  The young people, aged 14-24, will learn new skills in horticulture, agriculture, farming, catering, independent living skills, building maintenance and woodwork. They will be caring for the farm animals, growing fruit and vegetables and coming together with social time.

Over the course of the year, CXK will be providing ten groups of young people and working alongside them to help them engage with the environment that surrounds them.  The young people will be picked up from Dartford, Gravesend, Swanley, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells and enjoy a selection of activities before being returned to the pick-up point mid-afternoon.