Norman Industries is a supported business. It employs over 60 people with a disability. People work between 4 and 37 hours a week.
Norman Industries works with people with a wide range of disabilities:
• Learning disabilities.
• Mental ill health.
• Physical and sensory disabilities.
• Substance misuse.
• Work limiting health conditions such as epilepsy, cancer and arthritis.
Norman Industries helps work-based settings such as our factory, craft workshop, farm shop and café.
Work Experience gives people:
• Skills for work
• Improved CV
• A reference for future employers
Work Experience can be provided in a number of areas as listed below.
Woodworking skills in building, maintenance and care- taking handyman roles.
Skills learnt include:
• Hand tool maintenance
• Use of electrical tools
• Product construction
• Finishing – To put together a product and decorate to a high standard.
Friday morning woodworking class.
Norman Industries has supported employment scheme which supports:
- Job Coach
- Additional or specialist equipment
- A support worker
- Communication support
Support is funded from a grant from Access to Work.
Focus is on developing skills in a range of areas including mowing, strimming, weeding, hedge trimming, border maintenance and planting.
Skills learnt include:
• Use of garden tools
• Use of electrical/petrol garden machinery
• Recognising weeds
Working in the walled garden at Scolton Manor
- Accreditation is offered in a range of topics linked to areas of work offered. Training is provided at Entry, Level 1 and Level 2 depending on need and capability.
- Training sessions in groups and one to one.
- Norman Industries is a member of the British Association of Supported Employment (BASE).
- Support for employment is provided by the Work Choice programme.
- Norman Industries is a Disability Confident Employer.
- The Disability Confident scheme is run by DWP to identify employers who employ, support and promote disabled people in the work place.
Training is provided with Pembrokeshire College and Learning Pembrokeshire. People can get an qualification in a range of subjects include:
- Health and Safety
- Essential Skills (Maths and English)
Work Based Day Service
This supports people with higher levels of disability to engage in work-based activities.
This helps to increase their skills, build confidence and independence and get them ready for work.
Norman Industries has traded more than 40 years (1977-2017).
Norman Industries has a partnership with Scolton Manor. It does carpentry projects and tasks such as grass cutting, strimming and work in the woodlands.
Telephone: 01437 763650