The Phoenix Trust (Milton) Ltd, which we abbreviate to just Phoenix, is a vibrant charity, founded in 2006 and situated on the outskirts of Cambridge, in Milton. We make a range of paving and garden accessories on site from both wood and concrete. Although we are small, we pride ourselves on making a big difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities or complex needs, through the provision of a meaningful experience of work and the development of social and life skills.
We are both a charity and a social enterprise, making a wide variety of products on site to sell to the public. Phoenix co-workers have the opportunity to work in three departments:
- Factory - producing concrete slabs and garden ornaments.
- Woodshed - making a variety of items ranging from picnic tables and garden benches, arbors and mud kitchens, to bird boxes, planters, trellises in all shapes and sizes and bespoke items made to order.
- Kitchen - providing a daily two-course lunch for trainees, volunteers and staff. The kitchen team have also recently started a cake baking venture making delicious homemade cakes for collection from our site.
Our Mission is to work towards a society where the contribution of everyone is respected and valued and our supported placements greatly improve the confidence, quality of life and self-fulfilment of our co-workers, whilst showing the general public and wider community what can be achieved within an inclusive culture and empowering environment.Please support our work by:
- Buying our products
- Telling your family and friends about us
- Volunteering your time or resources
- Making a donation, no matter how small
Volunteers are a vital part of life at Phoenix, supporting co-workers in all our working areas such as; out kitchen preparing lunch, our busy concrete factory and wood workshop.
Experience is not essential, but patience is, along with a desire to help and motivate others. It is wonderful when volunteers bring skills and expertise, but equally the Phoenix team are happy to share theirs, recognising that for some, Volunteering is a stepping stone towards employment, as well as being an enjoyable and worthwhile activity in it's own right.