Social Enterprise

Port Sunlight River Park//Bromborough Pool Garden Centre
Woodworking//Landscaping//Internal Work Placements

Autism Together create real work opportunities through a range of different services focussed on individual progress and experience. Our social enterprise activities include Bromborough Pool Garden Centre where service users can get involved with the day to day running of a busy garden centre and coffee shop, our Woodwork department create hand crafted products and our Landscaping services work across Wirral showcasing their skills.

Port Sunlight River Park

This twenty eight hectare park, right on the doorstep of the garden centre, offers stunning views across the river to the Liverpool waterfront: a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park’s recent transformation has dramatically improved the appearance of the whole area and this vantage point, visable from the surrounding area is not to be missed.

Port Sunlight River Park is managed by the Social Enterprise Department of Autism Together.

 

Bromborough Pool Garden Centre

In our garden centre, we help service users to recognize, maintain and grow a wide range of shrubs and herbaceous perennials.

Visit our Garden Centre Website here.

Our retail and coffee shop is a training resource which offers people with autism real on the job experience. The skills learnt are of industry standard and promote team work and communication, money handling and stock checks as well as hygiene and social skills.

The coffee/ retail shop offers customers quality service and a large selection of hot and cold drinks, from cappuccinos, lattes, regular teas to soft drinks. Snacks and meal deals, ice creams etc. within the retail department we stock a variety of gardening products and seasonal gifts.

Within this facility our main focus is on service user participation and achievement. All activities are undertaken by our teams of service users, supported by a dedicated staff team.

Individuals are offered real hands on skills and experiences, interacting with the public, handling money, serving customers, stock takes and general cleaning and tidying

To keep up to date with our offers on plants, gifts, food and drinks in the Coffee Shop as well as other special events, check out our Facebook page. Go to facebook and search for Bromborough Pool Garden Centre or click on this link Bromborough Pool Garden Centre on Facebook

Woodwork

We have a dedicated autism specific woodwork department who undertake many unique and bespoke projects, from garden planters, bird boxes and even garden benches, all of which are sold in our garden centre. All money is then ploughed back into the organisation to help improve our services

The projects are constructed by our service users throughout, utilising our unique systems and strategies that enable the individual to carry out all the stages of construction as independently as possible.

All activities and tasks offered within the social enterprise are specific, person centred, realistic and measurable.

Addition to this, in all our areas we offer an A.S.D.A.N qualification which is a portfolio of achievements and when complete is certified.

Landscaping Services

Our landscaping department undertakes a variety of gardening services, from one off projects to regular maintenance contracts, including the management of our own society gardens.

The department mainly operates within the community and all the work is undertaken by our service users supported by a dedicated staff team. This offers our services users real hands on work experience, building skills and confidence, self-esteem and achievement.

We have ongoing vacancies in our community and vocational services and can offer flexible opportunities throughout the week up to a full five day programme.

Based in several locations in Wirral, our services are extensive and offer a full range of activities and we are committed to delivering the best autism support available, here are our range of services for adults dealing with the autistic spectrum.

Our Admissions and Referrals Team

Services covered by our admissions team are Respite (Take a Break at The Ferns), Supported Living, Domiciliary care, Community & Vocational Service, and Residential services.

Our aim is to liaise closely with the individual, families, and local authorities to identify the service(s) required and to support them in identifying and securing funding. We will liaise with service managers to ensure a smooth transition for the individual into the services.

We are based in Oak House and our direct line for referrals or enquiries is 0151 482 3126.