Contact: Mark Hirst
Web: www.spaciousplace.co.uk/engage / www.spefurnishings.co.uk
Spacious Place Engage Ltd is an innovative Social Enterprise. Specialising in engagement with some of the most vulnerable local people, we provide stability and support. Our aim is to assist individuals as they move from a point of genuine need into a place of hope and opportunity. Life can sometimes close in on people and surround them with restrictions. By focusing on an individual’s strengths and resilience, we help to create the space to journey away from need.
Spacious Place Engage runs a home delivery Food Bank in Burnley and offer wrap around support to try to help people not to need to use our Food Bank. We have developed our Community RePaint Scheme for several years to divert surplus paint from landfill and offer affordable paint to the local community. Recently we expanded to trade as SPE Furnishings to offer the paint and electrical goods and brand new furniture as a direct alternative to Bright House and other ‘rent to own’ high interest providers. We partner with PCCU the local credit union to offer weekly & monthly payment plans.
165 Ribbleton Lane
Contact: Stephen Buchanan
Tel: 01772 796622
Emmaus supports formerly homeless people by giving them a home, meaningful work in a social enterprise and an opportunity to get back on their feet again.
For many people who experience homelessness, one of the biggest obstacles they must overcome is a loss of self-esteem. Emmaus provides an opportunity to regain this, with a chance to make a real contribution to their community.
Emmaus communities are not hostels for the homeless; they provide a home for as long as someone needs it. For many, this support and stability is like the family they don’t have, providing a safe environment in which to settle and rebuild their lives. Often this is an opportunity to overcome issues such as addiction, get support with mental health issues or rebuild relationships with estranged family.
Social enterprise is central to the Emmaus model as it provides meaningful work for companions but also generates funding to maintain communities. Companions living in Emmaus communities are expected to sign off all benefits, with the exception of housing benefit which is used to help support the community. The rest of the funding that is needed is generated through social enterprise and fundraising.
Emmaus communities deliver a significant return on investment. Research shows that for every £1 invested in a community, there is an £11 social, environmental and economic return, with savings to the benefits bill, health services and a reduction in crime.
The Upcycle Warehouse
15A Preston Old Road
Contact: Sandra Johnson
Tel: 01253 465948
REDROSE 2011 Best Voluntary Project
REDROSE RESOURCE Champion 2012
Selnet Enterprise in Society Awards 2012 – Excellence in Training
Selnet Enterprise in Society Awards 2012 – Young Social Entrepreneur
Up cycling Furniture and Antique Restoration. Putting the life and soul back into unwanted furniture which were heading for our Landfills.
Shabby 2 Chic workshops supports disadvantaged people in building their confidence and further their independence and skills.
Our Training Accredited Craft Workshops enables our learners the fundamental basics of restoring and recreating a piece of furniture for their own use.
Teaching individuals how to save our environment by using environmental friendly paints and recycled materials!
Encouraging innovative creative ideas that builds each individuals self esteem and confidence, and finally to succeed working within the community off their own merit.
We are proud and honoured to work with our Community.
17 Gladden Place
Contact: Martin Gamester
Tel: 0800 471 4529
Total Reuse CIC are a social enterprise based in the North West of England but happy to travel anywhere where we can meet like minded people who want to make a difference.
Our aim is to divert reusable items from landfill by finding them a new home or remanufacturing them into something completely different. You can find out more about our different projects on the website.