Slater Harrison partners with Seashell

Seashell is a Manchester based charity dedicated to providing a creative, happy and secure environment for young people with complex learning disabilities and additional communication needs. The organisation offers schooling for those aged 2-19, specialist further college education for 19–25-year-olds, 17 residential home-from-home care houses, as well as sports, health and wellbeing programs. Their programs strive to build confidence and self-esteem, and to promote independence.

We have recently partnered with Seashell, whereby a number of college students have gained weekly exposure to our work environment by helping the team in our Bollington production mill. The students pack orders for school deliveries, prepare sheets ready for retail, as well as collate and package border rolls, relieving bottlenecks in production.

Their work is greatly appreciated by everyone at Slater Harrison, our Managing Director James Braddock said “I wasn’t sure how the work experience would pan out, but once all of the students had spent a day with us, it was clear we’d done the right thing. Having the students around has not only enabled us to get some additional work done, but it’s brought something out of our workforce. A positivity that wasn’t there before, and the students are missed when they are unable to come to work. Most important of all, though is what the students take away from their time at work. I’d like to think that we’ve created a positive environment for the Seashell students that can continue for many years.”

Slater Harrison has also become a sponsor of the Seashell organisation – their fundraising team aim to pair up donations with suitable projects within the company. Seashell explained how our donations will directly support the Short Breaks residential program.

“Contributions from sponsors and funders is so valuable to Short Breaks, and the team pride themselves on being able to give the best experiences to residents, such as beach trips, woodlands trails, visits to sea life centres, trampoline parks and sensory rooms.  Short Breaks also use funding to purchase activities for the home including sensory and tactile wall panels, bubble tubes.”

We are extremely pleased to be supporting such a fantastic charity, and we hope this mutually beneficial partnership can continue for some time to come.

For more information on Seashell, check out their website here.