Livability Maesbury Metals is a social enterprise that supports people to create and sell bespoke products to the local community in Oswestry.
The Maesbury Metals team design and produce metal planters, ornamental garden furniture and other bespoke decorative items. They also produce a variety of wooden items including storage solutions made from recycled pallets. Attendees gain skills in metalwork and woodwork from experienced support staff. The workshop is situated on the Maesbury Road Industrial Estate.
The focus is to support people to learn new skills, make connections, grow wellbeing and build new pathways to employment. The service has a particular understanding of disability and mental health.
Learning and vocation
Livability Maesbury Metals and Livability Corner Patch are both part of the Livability family of services. Livability is the disability charity that connects people with their communities. Through a wide range of disability, employment, training and community services, we promote inclusion and wellbeing for all.
Livability Learning and Vocation services have proven expertise in supporting disabled and vulnerable people pursue vocational interests, new skills and employment opportunities. We enable people to launch their own businesses, get interview training and grow core life skills.
This day service is for adults who would like to learn a new skill, providing a place for people to get work experience and feel part of the community – all alongside creating sellable products.
People can join in on a short or long term basis, depending on what they would like to get out of their time.
For some attendees this is learning woodwork skills in the shop, for some it’s acquiring technical expertise around welding in the workshop, to feel ready to apply for certificates that gain access to the work place.
Referrals into the service are by social services at Shropshire Council.
Livability has proven expertise in supporting people pursue vocational interests, new skills and employment opportunities.