Outside the Box Works


'Outside the Box Works' is a new project available to our members who are ready to use their skills, training and experience gained from working in our busy café to progress into paid employment.

Some of our members have already completed an 8 week Work Club, which was delivered in partnership with North Yorkshire Adult Learning and Skills Service, to help members prepare for work. It covered sessions on the world of work, CV development, meeting employers and learning disabled employees and interview preparation.

We are currently looking for all types local organisations, employers and businesses who can help our members to achieve their goal.

We would love to hear from you if you can offer fact-finding visits, work taster sessions, work placements, relevant volunteering and paid employment, including short-term positions and one-off events.

Full support, advice and training will be given as well as accreditation on the Outside the Box Charter and free local publicity.

For more information please contact Jane 01943 431173 or janeotbworks@gmail.com



Thank you to all the local businesses who have signed up to our charter and are helping make a great success of the Outside the Box Works Project.  With their support, our members are moving into paid work, meaningful work experience and work taster opportunities.
If your business or employer would like to get involved, learn more about the benefits to business of employing someone with a learning disability or meet some of our work-ready members then please get in touch.  We can provide training and information sessions free of charge.
Volunteer Work Mentors are also required – this role is very flexible and can fit in with work and other commitments, please contact us for more information.
Please click on the links to find out more about the diverse range of businesses involved in the project.



 The Black Hat Pub, Ilkley
 01943 607214
 Booths, Ilkley
 0800 2218707
 Clarke Foley Centre, Ilkley
 01943 607016
 Clockhouse Respite Centre Keighley
 01535 618220
 Co-op, Ilkley
 01943 607951
 Dan’s Den at Christchurch, Ilkley
 01943 603903
 The Ilkley Playhouse
 01943 609539
 LCF Law, Ilkley
 01274 848800
 Little Feet Creche, Skipton
 01756 701386
 M & S Ilkley
 01943 604729
 Poppy Red Shoes
 01943 601424
 Specsavers, Ilkley
 01943 811330
 Tyler James Pets, Ilkley
 01943 430015
 The Valley Clinic, Ilkley
 01943 604560
 The Wardrobe Store, Shipley  01274 809402