We work with anyone who has been unable to secure employment or who find traditional models of employment difficult. It's our aim to restore a sense of purpose, self-esteem and self-worth in our participants, helping them to help themselves. We aim to do this through employment within our cooperative ventures, creating positive engagement in their local community and society in general.
Our workshop is based in the Stonehouse area of Plymouth and at present we employ one fulltime salaried Workshop Manager as well as staff volunteers including the CEO.
We have three vessels under construction; the Geoffrey Rowe and the Alice May, the first fishing boats; and Twilight, the motorised workboat.
Individuals have been trained in a range of skills, including GRP laminating and basic boat building techniques, the use of woodworking machinery and hand tools, and the appropriate use of adhesives and coatings. Alongside the physical projects we aim to offer as holistic a service as possible to our participants, helping them to bring about real and lasting change in their lives.