Woodwork at Handcrafted Durham

Handcrafted – A Hope + A Future

Handcrafted aims to empower those who have been disadvantaged or faced social exclusion due to crime, alcohol or substance abuse, poor mental or physical health, unemployment, or having experienced abuse or been in the care system. We work with individuals to help them make positive steps to turn their lives around, be part of a community and start to give back.

We do this by:

  • Offering tailored training opportunities and creative activities for individuals to build confidence, gain skills and work towards their goals.
  • Providing holistic support that engages with individuals’ whole lives, helping them to build healthy coping strategies.
  • Providing supported housing across the region, renovating properties to make valuable homes that our residents can be proud to call their own.
  • Welcoming everyone into our community, regardless of background, and helping them see the value they bring.

We are motivated by the Christian values of love, restoration, and community. We see a huge range of positive outcomes for the people we support: holding down a tenancy for the first time; finding a work or volunteering placement; developing a supportive social network, and improving their mental health. We tailor our support to each individual’s specific needs, working alongside them to help them identify and take steps which move them towards transforming their own lives.

 

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