For 11 years, Jibcraft was a Barrow-based charity that gave young and disadvantaged people a way into work, building a number of goods that were made of wood.

Based in Buccleuch Street, it catered for those who were seen as 'unemployable,' including people with learning difficulties or people with mental or physical handicaps.

In 1996, their workshop was officially opened by MP for Furness John Hutton and their goods were already in demand, with the Hill Foot garden centre in Ulverston putting in orders.

Project manager Alan Russell said: "Other businesses sometimes feel they cannot afford to be patient in training disadvantaged workers like we do because they are under pressure to beat deadlines for orders.

"For us, profit margins are not the most important thing."

In 1997, Jibcraft was able to purchase a whole range of hand tools and power tools thanks to a £2,800 grant from BNFL.

By this point, the charity was sending its goods to other parts of the UK and there were plans to increase their workforce from 15 to 20 in the future.

BNFL Transport head of operations Malcolm Miller said, Jibcraft is an excellent way for people to develop real work skills."

Sadly, Jibcraft was wound up in April 2007 after employers had gone unpaid since Christmas.