Community Services

Employability Pembrokeshire

Employability Pembrokeshire is the single point of access for projects that help people develop work skills and get into work.

Looking for work?

If you live or work in Pembrokeshire, Employability Pembrokeshire will help you access advice and a wide range of support tailored to your individual needs, to:

  • Improve your skills and knowledge to gain or retain work
  • Get you into work
  • Help you stay in work
  • Increase your income

Looking to recruit?

Employability Pembrokeshire can work in partnership with employers to support recruitment including pre-employment initiatives and funded paid work opportunities preparing local people to meet your skills and business requirements. 

For more information:

call: 01437 775852

e-mail: Employability@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

Read some of our case studies:

 

You can refer yourself or someone else by completing and returning a referral form, sending an email or by giving us a call.    

To make a referral to any project use the Employability Pembrokeshire referral form:

If you would prefer to be referred to a specific programme, then please indicate this when you contact us or return the specific project referral form.

To make a referral specifically to Welsh Government’s Communities for Work programmes use the Communities for Work referral form:

 Find out more about some of the projects:

The details you provide will be reviewed, you will be contacted to discuss your needs and signposted to the most appropriate project.   

You can find our privacy statement at Departmental Privacy Notice

 

 

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Norman Industries

Norman Industries Supported Employment Programme

Norman Industries is a supported business that employs over 60 people with a disability or work limiting health condition. As well as offer paid supported employment, Norman Industries also offers work experience, training and a work based day service to people with a disability or work limiting health condition.

Norman Industries works with people with a wide range of disabilities including

  • Learning Disabilities
  • Autism
  • Mental Ill Health
  • Physical Disability
  • Sensory Disability
  • Substance Misuse
  • Work limiting health conditions such as epilepsy, cancer and arthritis.

We assist people to achieve greater independence and self-esteem in supported work based settings that include our factory, craft workshop, farm shop and café and the associated administration, design and social media communication. 

Paid work is offered under a supported employment scheme which provides employment linked to support and job coaching dependent on the needs of the individual.  Support could include additional or specialist equipment, a support worker, job coach, job aide or communication support.  The support is usually funded through a grant from Access to Work.

Work Experience offers people who are thinking about work the opportunity to gain skills for work, to complete relevant training, improve their CV and gain a reference for future employers.

Training is provided in partnership with Pembrokeshire College and Learning Pembrokeshire and people can gain an Agored qualification in a range of subjects including health and safety, woodwork, craft, essential skills, such as numeracy and literacy, and employability.

Work based day service supports people with higher levels of disability to engage in work based activities design to increase their skills, confident and independence and to get them ready for work if that’s something they aspire to.

To make a referral to Norman Industries please

Telephone: 01437 763650

E-mail:  normanindustries@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

Address:  Snowdrop Lane, Haverfordwest, SA61 1JB

Key contact:

Programme Manager Employability Services: Karen Davies

E-mail: Karen.davies@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

Additional Information about the activities Norman Industries supports

Videos : Learning Disabilities Work Week 2020

Disability Confident Leader

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British Association for Supported Employment

Access to work making work possible

Pembrokeshire County Council is a Disability Confident Leader

  Norman Industries is a member of the British Association of Supported Employment (BASE)    Access to work - making work possible

 

 

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Community Services

Joining the library 

Membership entitles you to borrow books, DVDs, audio books, or use a library computer. You can join in person at your local library (just provide one item that shows your name and current address) or join online.

Libraries

There are libraries at:

  • Haverfordwest
  • Crymych
  • Fishguard
  • Milford Haven
  • Narberth
  • Newport
  • Neyland
  • Pembroke
  • Pembroke Dock
  • Saundersfoot
  • St Davids
  • Tenby

Mobile Libraries

Mobile libraries visit communities throughout the county once every four weeks. The mobile has lift access for those with mobility issues.

If you are unable to access libraries, you may be eligible for the Friend or Family Service or Library at Home Service.

Computers

Free access to the internet is available for up to one hour per day at all our libraries

At your local library you can:

  • Surf the internet
  • Send and receive e mails
  • Use Microsoft Office software (Word, Powerpoint, Excel)
  • Scan pictures, images and text
  • Use special software for the visually impaired

Library Catalogue

All items held in Pembrokeshire Libraries are listed in our library catalogue. You can search for a specific item and check the availability of items and which library they are held at.

If you have a library account you can also,

  • Reserve items online
  • Renew your loans on line
  • Download Free Audio Books
  • Download Free E Books

 

 

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Day Opportunities

Day opportunities refer to organised activities that you can join in with outside your home during the day. Activities are run by a range of different organisations across the voluntary and private sectors, as well as by the Health Service and Adult Care. Some are only offered to people referred through Adult Care and some are open to anyone.

The types of activities available are wide ranging and can vary in provision. However, all encourage the strong essential social interaction that every individual needs. Where assessed as needed, transport can be arranged to get you to or from a centre.

There are a wide range of organisations who offer group activities led by volunteers.

For information on activities taking place in your area contact PAVS on 01437 769422 or your local Community Council

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Dementia Cafes

Alzheimer’s Society run a number of dementia services around the County, such as Dementia Cafes, Singing for the Brain, activity groups, befriending service, support groups, advocacy and more. To find out more:

Alzheimer’s Society

Tel: 01646 692329

Email: pembrokeshire@alzheimers.org.uk

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Befriending

Befrienders can help you socialise and stay active by taking part in activities, hobbies and learning new skills with you.There are several organisations offering befriending services in Pembrokeshire.

Pembrokeshire Mind

Provide a range of groups and activities to anyone who is experiencing the effects of loneliness including carers.

Tel: 01437 769982

(For Befriending) Age Cymru Dyfed 

Offer befriending to people aged 50+ including one-to-one befriending and social/activity groups.

Tel: 01437 723370

Email: reception@agecymrudyfed.org.uk

(For benefits) Age Cymru Dyfed

Offer help and advice on a range of topics including benefits for older people. Age Cymru Dyfed can help identify the benefits you may be entitled to and can also help with form filling and applications.

Tel: 01437 723370

Email: reception@agecymrudyfed.org.uk

Royal Voluntary Service

Offers befriending to older people.

Tel: 01437 807336

Alzheimer’s Society

Offers befriending to people living with dementia.

Tel: 01646 692329

Volunteering Matters

Co-ordinate a range of friendship groups and a befriending network.

Tel: 01437 769422

 

 

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Day Opportunities in Social Enterprises

Pembrokeshire has a wide range of social enterprises which can provide day opportunities for people who want to stay active and engage in their community.   

These services can be accessed following an assessment of need. Providers of these services attend the Day Opportunities Forum, which can provide details of opportunities in your area.

Tel: 01437 763650

Email: dayopsforum@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

Norman Industries

Supported Employment business - provides opportunities to maintain woodworking or painting skills.

Norman Industries can be accessed following an assessment of need but also welcomes volunteers without assessed needs who want a hands-on experience and are willing to support young disabled people as they learn.

Tel: 01437 763650

Email: karen.davies@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

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Day Opportunities provided by Adult Care

Day Centres can provide care during the day if you are housebound or living alone. They can help maintain independence and provide support, companionship and opportunities to learn or relearn skills and hobbies.

These services are only available following an assessment of need. You may be charged for day care services; how much will depend on your ability to pay. You will be asked to complete a financial assessment to decide this. 

  • Lunches are charged. 
  • The Council has day centres in Crymych, Fishguard, Haverfordwest, Narberth, Milford Haven, Pembroke Dock and Tenby.
  • Where assessed as needed transport is provided free of charge
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Day Opportunities in Care Homes

Some of the locally run residential homes run day centres for non residents. Some homes are happy to take non residents for all or part of the day so that they can participate in activities with residents.

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