Harington aims to provide young people who have learning difficulties or disabilities with life skills and vocational training that will enable them to lead fuller lives and to participate more fully in the community and the economy.
There are four strands to the provision:
The Vocational Training Scheme aims to prepare people for work, find them employment and support them in their new jobs;
Harington Gardeners is an employment and training initiative offering a stepping-stone for those who cannot go straight into work;
The Day Service provision offers horticultural activity of a therapeutic nature to adults with a learning disability or mental health support needs;
Foundation Skills provision equips young people with the basic skills needed for employment, self-direction and personal development.
Every learner has an individual programme of activities to support their personal development and skill needs. The majority of learners are found a job or further training when they leave and the Scheme supports them and liaises with employers for as long as is needed.