Making Wood Work

Last year, 44 people participated on the programme and 29 of them have progressed to positive outcomes.

Making Wood Work has now ended. Making Wood Work was a ten week programme to help people make progress towards employment, training or volunteering.  It was made up of real work experience in our furniture making workshop, training in wood recycling and employability support.

It took place in our South Street workshop on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am – 4pm and Friday 9am – 12pm.

If you would like some further information on what we currently offer or to arrange a workshop tour please contact Eileen on 0141 237 8566 or

Ben - volunteer at GWR

Benjamin’s story

Benjamin came as a trainee on our Making Wood Work programme in May 2015. Before that, he hadn’t had paid work since 2001. Now Benjamin has a full-time job with a food processing company in Cambuslang.

Read more

Peter - volunteer at GWR

Peter's Story

Peter joined Making Wood Work in February 2015. His determination to get back into ‘work mode’ has led to him gaining confidence in his abilities and finding paid employment.

Read more

BIG Lottery logo

I really enjoyed learning to use tools and my initiative


It’s a chance to meet new people and learn to work together


I enjoyed making things for customers, going out on site and learning to use different tools


The 10 weeks went really quickly and it got me back into a working routine


It improved my confidence and gave me something to talk about at an interview and helped me get a job.


Pin It on Pinterest