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Rhubarb Farm CIC

(Nottinghamshire)

Rhubarb farm works to improve the lives of people with multiple and complex needs, many of whom have either never been in the workplace, or have been out of it a long while. These include ex-offenders, substance mis-users, people with learning disabilities and people with mental health issues. We wish to provide support to work towards employment.

Our goals:

  • To build the confidence of the people who take micro jobs. Many have zero self-esteem, and think they are not capable or skilled enough to be recognised as having any value. A job however small will boost confidence, self-worth and develop skills.
  • To provide an employment record and opportunity for a reference on their CV's. Most have no record of employment and no references which starts them off at the point of disadvantage. Micro jobs can ease them into employment with tailored support.
  • To progress 8 people with long-term needs with very poor or no employment record into long term employment through a supported small steps process. Supported by Rhubarb farm workers to build motivation, work discipline, and transferable skills.
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How we will achieve our goals

Rhubarb farm has over 50 people a week with long term needs coming onto site for support and to improve their lives. At least half of them are now currently suitable for a micro job, and would dearly love one. Rhubarb farm will select candidates, administer the jobs, and provide supervision and support as part of its ongoing programmes.

Where the money will go

The micro jobs will have a ripple effect in the pond of the local community. Family, friends and neighbours will benefit as the person gains confidence and new skills. People who may have previously caused a nuisance or committed crime will slowly become stable members of the community also benefiting police and public authority resources.

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  1. Posted on August 8, 2017

    This valued and worthy charity needs to be supported to enable these dedicated people continue to help improving lives. Well done all.

  2. Posted on August 10, 2017

    A really worthwhile charity that needs to be supported they do make a difference.

  3. Posted on August 14, 2017

    Rhubarb Farm is excellent at engaging with volunteers and providing them opportunities for their future – an organisation that deserves support

  4. Posted on August 15, 2017

    Rhubarb Farm has grown into a vibrant community giving support to vulnerable people, teaching them new skills and building their confidence. It offers avenues to work , makes a real difference and deserves your full support.

  5. Posted on August 17, 2017

    Hopefully this project will succeed in securing this funding. Having visited the site, it is a well run and positive project with happy people working and volunteering there. Fingers crossed!

  6. Posted on August 24, 2017

    Good luck sounds an excellent project.

  7. Posted on August 30, 2017

    Fingers crossed. Love Rachel

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