The Bottroper Werkstätten gGmbH is an acknowledged workshop according to SGB IX § 136ff. The supporting organisation is Diakonisches Werk Gladbeck-Bottrop-Dorsten. We offer people with special needs vocational training and participation in working life. Currently we support 600 people with mental disabilities, mental illnesses and multiple disabilities. As a contractor and service provider we are active in various craft and industrial sectors. We also offer jobs in agriculture, retail, and in a hippotherapy stable. We promote the transition to the regular labour market. We currently support 100 people in individual or group workplaces. We always take the individual abilities and interests of the individual into consideration. We steadily strive to improve our offers and services. This is why we stay in contact with science and teaching. Workplace 4.0 is also changing the order situation of the Werkstätten. We see the digital transformation as an opportunity to improve our offers.