Our Vision and Our Mission

Yateley Industries works to sustain and increase the opportunities for people with disabilities in rewarding employment, both in its internal employment opportunities and mainstream work, with an occupation that enables a disabled person to contribute to society. It operates one of the few remaining supported factories that help vulnerable adults to do paid meaningful work and training intended to help progress them into mainstream employment.

Yateley Industries also provides a contract packing/assembly service for several local businesses, using specialised packing and cutting machines for shrink wrapping hardware. Other projects have included packing hair care products, assembling vehicle lighting components and small motor parts, bottling glue, labelling CDs and mailshots as well as packing car accessories.

La Galleria restaurant is also on site and offers a bright and fresh atmosphere with friendly staff.

Busy People in Factory

Philosophy

At Yateley Industries the aim is to encourage each individual to fulfil his or her own potential, both at work and at home. This is achieved by providing paid, meaningful employment in our supported workshop, and assisted accommodation where desirable. Employees work towards identified goals, encompassing areas such as financial management, independent living skills, production output and social integration. Progress towards achieving these goals is monitored and aided by our care and production staff and is recorded.

Regular reviews provide an opportunity for frank discussion of any problems as well as aims for the future. All managers/staff operate an open door policy and employees/residents are encouraged to discuss any issues as and when they arise. Ultimately the aim is to equip our residents with the skills needed to move into ‘open’ employment and independent living.

Child to Adult

It is a fact that, once the child becomes an adult and they have finished formal education, they then get forgotten. For a person in their late teens and young adults they have very limited choices in life as to where they can live and work. Yateley can provide the accommodation and employment with the added benefit of a safe environment.

If you know of a disabled person then please get in contact with us and talk to our Contracts Manager on 01252 872337.

Message from the Chairman

Yateley Industries for the Disabled Limited is one of the few supported factories that help vulnerable adults to do paid meaningful work and training which will enable people with disabilities to progress into mainstream employment.

Yateley have managed to survive in the recent economic recession, but this has come by sheer hard work and initiatives by all of the staff.

The charity is regulated by Companies House and the Charities Commission as well as Local Authorities that fund us through their clients.

Supporting Us

Yateley Industries receives funding and support from various Local Authorities and Social Services for our disabled and vulnerable employees although this is diminishing. A third of our income comes from our commercial activities and a third comes from charitable grants and corporate organisations. With your help, we have already been able to achieve so much, but we need you now, more than ever, especially in today’s economic climate.

If you would like to make a donation, or organise an event for Yateley Industries, it would be hugely appreciated by all of us here and will go towards the £1.5m plus that we are looking to raise for our building project.

We are also hugely grateful to the many donors, grant making trusts and foundations who have supported us in the past.

News

Donations have been generously given by the following companies;

Fleet Rotary – £517.00
Vinci – £10,000 to furnish the third phase of the new accommodation being built and the completion for the new builds is expected to be circa mid 2017
Chapman Charity Trust – £1000
Johnson Family Charitable Trust – £21,000 to help pay towards the furnishing of the second phase of the new builds

Events

The Cricketers Pub Quiz Night