Training Programme

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Caberfeidh Horizons was set up to support vulnerable adults and young people by addressing their social, emotional and financial needs with the aim of improving lives and future job prospects.  Our Project delivers services which meet needs across multiple conditions and circumstances. 

We offer support for a wide range of disabilities and challenges. These include diagnosed conditions, recovery and mental health. Our work ethos is non-discriminatory, inclusive and person centred. As an integral and well supported part of the local community, Caberfeidh Horizons provides training, support, a sense of belonging and purpose for at risk and vulnerable people. Helping our trainees to live fulfilling lives with self worth and a sense of purpose is fundamental to what we do.

Our trainees take part in an initial assessment, allowing us to tailor their experience with a comprehensive training plan. Plans are monitored on an ongoing basis with formal review and evaluation every six months.

Caberfeidh Horizons has steadily grown over fourteen years, and we now have two full-time training officers who run and develop the training programme. If you would like to find out more about what we can offer, then please email or telephone 01540 661000.

What We Do

We have three shops on Kingussie’s High Street – the Bookshop, the Charity Shop (clothes, accessories and toys) and the Community Hub (bric-a-brac, vintage). The Community Hub shop is also where we run our foodshare project and provide a warm welcoming space.

Our trainees can gain work experience in any one of our shop premises. The shops are run by volunteers, so a sociable experience is always guaranteed.

The Community Hub is where we have our workshop. Trainees can work on upcycling items that are donated, learning how to sand, paint, upholster and repair.

We also have our own life skills kitchen. The trainees are involved in learning kitchen safety, preparing a variety of foods. Training is also given in independent living skills, from budgeting to health and fitness.

We make use of our local facilities as much as possible. The Badenoch Centre, Balavil Hotel swimming pool, local walks and paths.

We have our own allotment in Kingussie where we learn all about gardening and growing vegetables and fruit. This involves preparing the allotments in spring and maintaining them right through to winter.

We work twice a week with the Highland Wildlife Park at Kincraig. We are known as the Wildlife Wombles and our trainees are given jobs by the animal keepers which can be working in any area of the Park. Not only do we develop a great sense of teamwork and purpose, we are also privileged to see many of the animals up close in off-show areas.

Our links with Highland Horse Fun riding stables in Kingussie, also provide experience of teamworking. There we are known as “The Wranglers” and are involved in all aspects of running a stable. 

Our trainees choose their social activities which can be anything from a games afternoon in the Hub or days out visiting an attraction, cycling or walking. Social activities are great fun, help with loneliness and improve self-esteem.