Taurus Crafts

Get to know us

What do we offer adults with learning disabilities? 

About Taurus Crafts 

Taurus Crafts provides work and training opportunities for the people we support, developing new skills, building confidence and enabling people to participate actively in the community. 

We’re a centre of excellence recognised for working with people whose needs are not well met through mainstream education and employment programmes. 

The people we support are at the heart of all we do, and Taurus Crafts is a place where people’s skills can shine.

At Taurus Crafts, people we support are involved in all aspects of our award-winning centre. Trainees serve in our shops and develop their hospitality skills in every area of our café. Our beautiful, artisan gifts and imaginatively designed cards are made by people with learning disabilities as is the crockery we use in our café, which is hand-thrown in our pottery at our nearby Grange Community. 

Day opportunities 

As a visitor centre, our focus is on providing opportunities for people with mild to moderate learning disabilities and autism, through entry level vocational training in retail and catering, supported volunteering and supported employment.  

We offer creative day opportunities for the people we support. If you’re interested in attending one of our day opportunities or activities, please contact us. 

Our other day opportunities include:


  • Skills in customer service – including being a friendly and approachable member of the team.  
  • Product data input.  
  • Carrying out cash or card transactions.  
  • Deliveries of stock.  
  • Manual handling skills.  


  • Customer service including a friendly smile to greet a customer and making them feel welcome.  
  • Learning how to make a speciality coffee and a lovely cup of tea.  
  • Working within a team using communication skills and understanding how and why we do things.  
  • Understanding the need for good presentation and hygiene.  
  • Taking orders on the till and delivering orders out to customers. 

About Severnside Skills 

Taurus Crafts is the home of Severnside Skills, Camphill Village Trust’s vocational training provision for adults with learning disabilities. 

Severnside Skills provides training and educational opportunities through Taurus Crafts visitor centre. We aim to pioneer the way in which trainees can progress along their own professional pathways by gaining practical work experience in a supported environment. 

Discover what we offer

Day Opportunities in Retail Day Opportunities in Catering Creative Day Opportunities Severnside Skills

Want to know more?

If you’re interested in finding out more about our communities, get in touch with us.

Phone: 01594 844841

Email: enquire@tauruscrafts.co.uk

Address: The Old Park, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 6BU

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Key Contact Information

Phone: 01594 844841

Email: enquire@tauruscrafts.co.uk

Address: The Old Park, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 6BU

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Rewarding Opportunities

Work is an important part of adult life.

A work experience placement with us offers a range of vocational pathways in a working environment to give the opportunity to learn new skills. These include; customer service, hospitality, retail and site maintenance. It will; increase confidence and self-awareness, build essential transferable skills and give a taste of real working environments

Your Way

Through our person-centred approach, training, work experience and even paid work is possible.

Taurus Crafts brings the people we support, staff, and local businesses together to offer something that is of benefit to the Forest of Dean. We aim to build confidence, skills and independence which enables people to participate actively through employment, volunteering and as citizens.