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Alternative Angles are in search of contract work for their trainees

Alternative Angles is an Enterprise that provides support to people with learning disabilities to experience and develop new skills and build confidence in order for them to enhance their individual employment opportunities and thereby fulfil their potential. We operate across 5 locations within Northern Ireland (Antrim, Ballymena, Coleraine, Magherafelt and Newtownabbey). We work closely with the Northern Health & Social Services Trust. “The name “Alternative Angles” is derived from a play on words taken from the name of our parent organization Triangle Housing Association. When first introduced in 2006 the social enterprise service represented an alternative approach to the traditional support services provided by the parent organisations- hence the name Alternative Angles.

Through involvement in Alternative Angles friendly work focused environments, trainees are able to learn new skills and develop existing skills while building confidence in their own ability within a group of their peers. Alternative Angles forms part of Triangle’s Progression to Employment Service and is funded by the European Social Fund, Northern Health & Social Care Trust and the Department for Employment & Learning

Here at Coleraine we already work locally with Zing Design, Uni-Trunk and Noisy Nuts. These contracts have been varied in the tasks that have been carried out by us, for example the contract with Zing required us to attach measured lengths of string to complete a leaflet for a garden centre or the Uni trunk contract requires us to count a desired number of components into a sealed bags and complete the packaging by adding headers. Noisy Nuts are packaged here at the Coleraine site, the components required are delivered to Coleraine where they are labelled and packed in accordance to their requirements. We have a shrink wrap machine so we packaged the cases ready for retail outlets.

I hope this gives other companies reassurance that we have the ability to carry out various types of work to a high quality standard. Alternative Angles Coleraine, are ready willing and able to provide other business with temporary or permanent cost effective work based solutions.

Give us a call at Alternative Angles Coleraine on 02870 356 264 to discuss how we could take this opportunity forward.

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