If you’re interested in joining the Sunnyside family, we’d love to hear from you. You can contact us yourself or social services might do this for you. Come and have a look around to see if you like it, if you do, you can spend a taster day, meet the team and try out some activities.

You can decide how many days you would like to come each week and we can tell you how much that would cost. Social services might pay for you to come or you might pay yourself. Once it’s all been agreed, you can start.

You will be allocated a link worker who will help you to plan your time with us and also plan what support you might need. We will review how it’s all going for you at least once every year. At first it may feel strange going to a new place, but we are very friendly and you will soon settle in.

Please contact Lynn Adams 07432 516 969 if you have any questions or would like to make an appointment to have a look around. We do encourage this as it helps you to get an idea of who we are and whether we are right for you.

Click here to get a copy of our trainee handbook.

A typical day for trainees

You will arrive at the Sunnyside site at about 9.00am. You may do this independently or we may be able to offer minibus transport for which there is a charge.

9.00am – 9.30amMake a drink and meet with the staff team who will tell you about the plans for the day and what work you will be doing. Put on work boots and protective clothing.
9.30am – 11.00amActivity – collect tools and equipment and carry out tasks with your team.
11.00am – 11.15amBreak
11.15am – 12.15pmActivity
12.15pm – 1.00pmLunchtime – you will need to bring a packed lunch, sometimes cooked lunch is available in Berkhamsted for a small charge.
1.00pm – 2.45pmActivity
2.45pm – 3.15pmBreak – change out of work boots, prepare for leaving site, travel home.