A Year at the Cone Exchange

The Cone Exchange, our community recycling project, has enjoyed another successful year. At the heart of the Cone Exchange is a commitment to give waste a new lease of life and to see ability, not disability, in people.

Over the course of the year we’ve recycled our own business waste along with that of 12 other businesses, raised over £15,000 for local good causes, and hosted 800 hours of work placements for adults with additional learning needs.

Lee is the Work Experience Manager for Henshaws and is involved in placing students in a workplace environment they can flourish in. He tells us: “The students we send to the Cone Exchange get so much from it. It’s almost like a therapy session for them. Autistic students find it therapeutic to do repetitive tasks with a set process behind them.

“The Cone Exchange is part of a group of providers we work with but for us is where the largest number, and varied type, of students attend. Because of the warm, supportive environment it suits a broad range of students and is a perfect introduction for students considering work experience.”

More information on the Cone Exchange’s impact during the year gone by can be found in our 2017 Annual Review.