Tuam Street Workshop.
This unit is located at 426 Tuam St, which is in a busy industrial area of Christchurch.
The unit is within walking distance of several recreational facilities such as a movie
theatre and bowling alley. The Eastgate mall and library are five minutes away on the
local bus route.
The unit is a large building including a storeroom, workroom and kitchen dining area split
into three rooms.
There are six experienced staff, most with a well recognised qualification, providing the
required support to the clients each day. All staff have adopted the underlining philosophy
of AJs, which is to empower the individual and further develop their independence.
The unit caters for 35 people on any day. At least two groups with 2 to 4 individuals
access community activities each day.
The facility based activities are mainly aimed at individuals who enjoy structured work type
tasks, however some alternative activities are also provided to meet individuals choices.
The unit has work contracts with many local businesses involving tasks such as assembling
electrical components, counting and packing plastic bags, collating and stuffing envelopes, etc.
Other activities are based on an individuals interest which at present include computer
skills, model making, cooking, baking and some simple craft projects.
The unit has a strong emphasis on accessing community activities and facilities wherever
possible. The type of community activities are dependant on the clients choice and include
swimming, golf, rollerblading, pottery groups and playing pool at the local pub.
For more information please feel free to contact AJ's workshop
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