Westbury Workshops - Independent Living Skills for Adults
Westbury Workshops is a Community Interest Company that help people who have never learned how to iron and adults with learning difficulties or physical disabilities who want to develop their life and work skills.
Working mum Diane Brassington, owner and founder of Westbury Ironing, has now set up Westbury Workshops because she wants to help people to live more independently by teaching them to wash, iron and care for their own clothes.
Diane, who has spent more than 25 years in the care and support sector, is also the mother of three young adults, including a son who is a full-time wheelchair user with multiple learning difficulties. “Having worked or volunteered in the social care sector for so many years and having a son with disabilities means I both understand and appreciate that people with disabilities want to be as independent as possible,” she says.
“We also want to equip them with the skills they need to work in the ironing and laundry business. This has always been our vision – to offer work and training opportunities to local people.”
Each of our short workshops will teach people how to:
- Wash clothes properly without shrinking, fading or running of colours
- Understand the labels on clothes – why they are there and what they mean
- Operate a washing machine and know the difference between each of the programmes
- Dry clothes correctly depending on the fabric
- Understand how an iron works and be able to iron clothes
- Hang and fold clothes
Who to contact
Where to go
- Westbury Workshops
Landau Training and Enterprise Center
Stoke on Trent
- ST3 3NW Get Directions (This link opens in a new tab)
We offer our workshops from this venue OR we can come to you or a venue near you.
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- Thursday Mornings 10am - 12pm
- Time of day
- Session Information
We can deliver at other venues at different times
- Service is Free
- Our workshops have been funded by local Business Owners in Staffordshire - this means they can be delivered free of charge to all users of our services
- Referral required
- Referral Details
A Self Referral can be made to attend one of our workshops or this can be done through a Social Worker or Parent/Carer.
- Other notes
These workshops can cater for all abilities and are sessions will be adapted to suit the needs of the person attending the workshop. People needing 1:1 or 2:1 support will need to bring their support workers with them; however we do always have a minimum of 2 experienced support workers running each course.