What We Do
Based in the heart of Standish at the fully refurbished and accessible Harlor House, My Life Works is an exciting new work-based venture hosted by My Life which enables people with additional needs to learn new skills in work experience roles, and contribute to their community in a meaningful and productive way.
We offer a series of work-based opportunities led by experienced tutors, taking on everything from artisan apprentices working with wood or metals to hospitality. You can also sign up to sessions on gardening services, bicycle repair, facilities maintenance, retail operations and much more.
These will evolve into sustainable micro social enterprises benefitting the community, carved around and run by adults with special educational needs and disabilities.
We want to support people on their journey through life, to show themselves and others that they are capable of independent, meaningful activity. One of our aims is that people can leave My Life Works able to go into other work environments in the community, with the right support and commitment to inclusion.
We also want to use people’s new-found confidence and abilities to help them have a sense of fulfilment, purpose and achievement. There may be the possibility of acquiring qualifications at the end of a structured course of activities – or even a job – but these aren’t the sole goals. We want everyone who comes to My Life Works to feel part of a community, learn new skills and be given the chance to try new things. As with everything My Life does, positive outcomes are key.