Shropshire Council

Maesbury Metals

Maesbury Metals is a workshop-based day service for adults with learning disabilities. Service users are encouraged to learn a variety of skills in metal and woodwork.

The woodworking element has been set up as part of a micro-enterprise, and service users are being supported and encouraged to own this venture themselves in the future.

The service users who attend Maesbury are taught in the design, buying and stock control aspects of the business.

At present they're making smaller items for sale at Corner Patch, our retail store in Oswestry. Service users also have the opportunity to spend time working in the shop developing their retail skills.

Maesbury Metals takes orders for larger items such as gates and railings, and the service users enjoy going into the community to fit these for clients.

Service users who attend Maesbury Metals also attend college courses, and are encouraged to participate in activities in the local community.

We work in partnership with:

  • Enable
  • North Shropshire College
  • Taking Part
  • Job Centre Plus
  • and the general public

At Maesbury Metals we're dedicated to providing people with the skills and confidence to compete in the employment market and in associated activities.

All new referrals for day services are taken by our first point of contact for adult social care advice on 0345 678 9044. Our advisors will help each individual access the appropriate service, as well as identifying if someone is eligible for a service within the council.