LATEST - news and information
03 Feb 2013 - Mike Scott interviews Wheelbase Head Mick Clifford for LeftLion
28 Jan 2012 - MP for Nottingham East Chris Leslie comments on his visit to Wheelbase
20 Dec 2011 - Wheelbase praised by Peter Wanless (Big Lottery Fund Chief Executive) in his Christmas Message video
01 Dec 2011 - Wheelbase on East Midlands Today
28 Aug 2011 - 21 Years of Wheelbase - see the photos
28 Jun 2011 - Watch our Promotional Video
11 Jun 2011 - The Pit Stop Challenge - staff and clients compete against the clock to change the wheels on a car - watch the video
11 Jun 2011 - Details of qualifications available at Wheelbase and information on qualifications and performance points
Wheelbase helps Colin (reported in Speech & Therapy in Practice, Winter 2010)
Shortly after being made redundant from his job as a welder, Colin had a stroke which left him with mild motor difficulties and moderate aphasia. Speech and language therapist Rebecca Allwood and occupational therapist Jane Terry reflect on the factors that enabled him to embark on a journey back to work in spite of his communication difficulties with the support of Wheelbase. Read more
WHEELBASE - in the news
Mar 2011 - £370k for scheme which helps young offenders (Nottingham Post)
Aug 2010 - Funding fears for Nottingham youth project Wheelbase (BBC Nottingham)
Nov 2009 - Two awards for Wheelbase (Nottingham Post)
Nov 2009 - Award winning motor project has expanded (Nottingham Post)
Nov 2009 - TSELF helps innovative Nottingham social enterprise win awards (Social Enterprise)
Aug 2009 - Wheelbase celebrates £413,000 boost (Nottingham Post)
Oct 2009 - Ben finds work through giving something back (Nottingham Post)
Mar 2009 - Wheelbase's 1,000th client (Nottingham Post)
Feb 2009 - Royal magic as Princess visits city's Wheelbase (Nottingham Post)
Feb 2009 - Princess Royal Opens Wheelbase Bay (SGi Group)
WHEELBASE - an introduction
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WHEELBASE JUDGED TO BE 'GOOD' BY OFSTED
Comments from our Jan 2011 inspection report .......
"Wheelbase provides a good quality of education. It successfully meets its aim of reengaging its clients with education. Clients speak extremely highly of the opportunities that the organisation offers and several commented on how it had changed their lives for the better."
"Clients respect Wheelbase and the staff, appreciating how it has transformed their lives. As one client said, ‘I wouldn’t be myself, who I am now, if it wasn’t for this place.’ This comment reflected the feelings of many, as others smiled and nodded in agreement. Opportunities provided at Wheelbase have successfully reengaged clients with learning, increasing their self-esteem and preparing them well for worthwhile future careers. This is reflected in significantly improved attendance for many of these young people compared to their previous settings."
"Clients relate well to each other. There is a good level of camaraderie and banter, but incidents of aggression and bullying, which many of them described as typical from previous settings, rarely occur."
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OUR STAFF - A list of staff and their qualifications is available on request
NATIONAL TRAINING AWARDS 2009 - UK WINNER OF THE YEAR - Providing Education and Training
What the judges said - "This is an exceptional and inspirational training programme in the widest sense"