Hidden Gems

The Hidden Gems project is for people who are out of work; supporting them towards and into paid employment.

Hidden Gems helps people develop and build employment skills. Over the course of the project participants will learn how to design, make and sell jewellery and other handcrafted products from recycled and reclaimed metals.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Access enterprise qualifications
  • Design, make and market craft products
  • Experience real-life work activity
  • Be supported to identify and overcome health and personal barriers to employment
  • Build confidence to engage with employment
  • Gain valuable and transferable skills
  • Be supported to achieve paid employment
  • Acquire new and flexible entrepreneurial skills
  • Develop creative skills
  • Take part in confidence and motivation-building activities

Our Hidden Gems workshop in Exeter is based at Devon Disability Collectives Factory in Marsh Barton. The workshop is open Monday to Wednesday 10.30am to 3pm. Participants can choose to come just one day a week or for all three.

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If you are interested in taking part in Hidden Gems, please contact Angie Holmes for more information by emailing angelaholmes@edp.org.uk or by calling 07841 922 181.

Beyond November

EDP have partnered with the Royal British Legion to offer our Hidden Gems Programme specifically for ex service personnel. It engages, employs and empowers ex service personnel who are out of work.

People taking part in Hidden Gems design, manufacture and market handcrafted products made from recycled metals including our Beyond November poppy brooch. Our poppy brooches can be bought online for £10. 

Profits generated from the sale of the brooches are split equally between EDP Drug & Alcohol Services and the Royal British Legion.

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