They support organisations and individuals to set up, develop and grow Social Firms.
Social Firms are a distinct type of social enterprise where the social mission is to create employment, work experience, training and volunteering opportunities for people who face significant barriers to employment – in particular, people with a disability (including mental ill health and learning disability) substance abuse issue, a prison record, homeless issue and young people.
They focus their activities in 3 key external areas:
1.Raise the profile of Social Firms and their contribution to social inclusion, economic activity and health improvements
- Increase public awareness and understanding of the Social Firm model and its value
- Promote Social Firms – their achievements and impact
2.Member & Sector Development
- Provide a high quality service to engage and benefit our members
- Increase the strength and capacity of existing Social Firms and support the development of new Social Firms
- Identify, lead, or support strategic projects to grow the size and scale of the Social Firm sector
3. Policy and Representation
- Identify and represent the interests of Social Firms
- Contribute to, and influence policy development
- Create an environment where Social Firms can flourish
Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm.
21 Walker Street