Outwood CIC - Woodwork & CraftBack to Activities
Outwood specialises in creating products from predominantly reclaimed wood that would have been destined for landfill.
The predominant activities would be the salvaging of the wood, cleaning it up to a standard it can be used to create new and purposeful items to be sold locally at markets and fairs and via on-line marketplaces. By using wood as the main material, it opens all possibilities for the first-time user learning to use different tools and machinery to create a modest product all the way up to the more experienced creating more complex pieces that can be sold. By selling at local markets, there is the possibility to improve confidence and self-esteem by interacting with the public by selling the pieces and raising awareness of Outwood CIC through direct interaction.
This is good for wellbeing because
- New skills with woodwork and craft can be learnt.
- Loneliness and isolation are reduced. It is a great opportunity to meet people.
- It is somewhere you can talk to someone who will listen.