Bythesea Lodge

Bythesea Lodge provides easy access to training and job opportunities

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Bythesea Lodge

Situated in the centre of Trowbridge, Wiltshire, Bythesea Lodge’s close proximity to the job centre, public transport and local college provides a wealth of training and job opportunities for young people who are ready to find work but who need some support whilst they prepare for and settle into the work environment.

Up to 30 young people stay at Bythesea Lodge at any one time where they gain the skills and confidence to find work and move on to independent living as soon as possible. While taking part in the Amber programme they help with community projects, attend the local college to gain specific qualifications before getting a job and some undertake a work placement with a local company.

All will have the opportunity to spend time on our narrow boat, the Mary Rose, undertaking conservation work in conjunction with Inland Waterways and gaining experience in boat handling and how the canals work. “I am enclosing a donation to Amber to express my appreciation for the help that your Amber youngsters gave us to come down the Devizes flight of 29 lochs today – the hottest day of the year. Their attitude to work, courtesy and good humour were excellent – what an advert for your work.”

Our close links with local companies and organisations are important to us and Amberteers value the confidence and ability they gain from working with them.

Amber are a very helpful and useful group of volunteers , they not only do discos but barbeques, brook clearing, gardening for the elderly and many other activities. The local community groups know that they can rely on Amber to help whenever they are able.” – Maryrose Mantle, Community Development Officer, Trowbridge Town Council

For information on referring young people to Bythesea Lodge, contact Dave Griffin on 07879 415497 or [email protected].