Caberfeidh Horizons is a Social Enterprise which was set up in 2004 to meet a local need to provide training and work experience, in their local community, for adults and young people with a learning disability, mental health issues, addiction problems or who were long term unemployed.
Based in Kingussie in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park we have a dedicated Management Committee, a small, mainly grant funded, staff team (who are managed by Carolyn our Training & Business Development Manager) and the support of over 50 local volunteers.
Very much at the heart of the local community, we work with and support other local charities, run two High Street shops (a bookshop and a charity shop), involve local schools and community organisations in our work and take part in many local events.
Caberfeidh Horizons are delighted to have received a cheque for £22,794 from Highland Cross to pay for an accessible multi-person vehicle which will be delivered soon. We would like to say a huge thanks to everyone at Highland Cross for making our dreams come true!
In September 2017 Caberfeidh Horizons won the HTSI Social Enterprise of the Year Award - we are extremely proud to have received this accolade.
Caberfeidh Horizons runs two very successful shops on Kingussie High Street:
The Bookshop:Our "First Class Second Hand" bookshop provides an opportunity for community based workplace training, for young people and adults with learning difficulties and disabilities, with the aim of improving employability, ability to enter further education and social skills. Adults recovering from mental health or addiction problems can gain valuable work experience before returning to employment.
The Charity Shop:Opened in 2016 this shop generates funds to support our project work. The shop is staffed by an enthusiastic band of local volunteers and offers further opportunities for training and work experience.
In partnership with the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and Health and Happiness, the Wildlife Wombles work a weekly session at the Highland Wildlife Park in nearby Kincraig where they assist the many visitors to the Park and help keep the Park clean and tidy by tidying up areas, brushing boardwalks and picking up litter.
The group are also involved in enrichment projects for the many animals at the Park - for example, making food balls for the red pandas and papier mache Easter eggs!
The Wombles have also completed a 'Photographic year at the Park' timeline project documenting animals, plants, people, weather and the changing Highland seasons which forms an exhibition and the basis of a great film which you can watch below.