Access for All
We are passionate about supporting groups who don't normally get a chance to get involved with archaeology. In addition to the excitment of discovery, archaeology is a great vehicle for building self confidence and esteem. Jon has worked with the self advocacy group York People First, Community Base and with the WEA delivering courses and clubs for people with learning difficulties in York and Selby. Jon has also worked with North Yorkshire Learning Consortium (now Your Consortium) to deliver courses for people wanting to return to work. He has also carried out workshops at the Arc Light hostel for homeless people in York, some of whom volunteered on an excavation near Hessay. As YAT community archaeologist Jon was heavily involved with the Community Team at the Hungate excavations, and was part of the award winning team that brought young people on Community Service Orders to work on site.
Jon has a huge wealth of experience in working many different communities including local history groups, schools, youth groups, people who have physical disabilities and learning difficulties, homeless people, members of the travelling community, young offenders and people seeking employment. Whilst we bring expertise, it's important that each community sets its own agenda. We help you to look at ways to do your own thing with your past.