- Brew Me Sunshine
Contact: Joseph Gardiner
Tel: 01524 414846
Brew Me Sunshine is a Café situated within the old Visitor Newspaper building in Morecambe. The Café space is shared with the Galloway’s sight loss services team and creates a warm friendly approachable atmosphere for people to access and learn about the sight loss support offered by the charity. The profits from the café are donated back to the charity.
WAYS TO TRADE WITH THIS SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
The café is developing and growing with a view to creating employment opportunities for people with visual impairment. Revenue generated by the café supports this work.
This social enterprise also has available office space and can be contacted directly about this.
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- Community Solutions North West
Contact: Deborah Clark
Tel: 01254 460080
Community Solutions is a North West based charity that aims to tackle loneliness and social isolation. We believe that every person matters and no person should ever feel alone or lonely.
We support people who are going through life changes or crisis such as bereavement, loss of health, loss of jobs, poverty, mental health issues etc. We offer a range of befriending and mentoring services to help people live healthier, better lives including home visits, social groups, telephone and digital befriending, counselling, crisis support and more.
We help people to live healthier, better lives. We believe that every person matters, and no person should ever feel alone or lonely.
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- Gawthorpe Textiles Collection
Contact: Charlotte Steels
Tel: 01282 773963
Chaired by Lord Shuttleworth, we are an independent charity that uses its extensive, nationally significant collection of textiles and craft items to inspire and educate. Based at Gawthorpe Hall, we provide access to the collections via public exhibitions, study visits for students, researchers and specialist groups, as well as school visits, artist collaborations and commissions, workshops, demonstrations, talks and gallery tours. We deliver community outreach to support the wellbeing and skills development of local residents in Burnley through a textile studio within Valley Street Community Centre.
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We create a range of gifts and homewares utilising designs from the collection to support income generation for our charitable activities.
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- Lets’ Grow Preston
We are a network of community gardens and friends of open spaces covering the whole PR postcode. We provide bulk buying discounts and a monthly network meeting for the 34 members to attend and share their experiences and their ideas. We loan tools and equipment. We help communities to improve their environment. We provide training in horticulture so that communities and individuals can grow their own food and plants.
We have 4 sites from where we promote physical and mental wellbeing through volunteering in horticulture. Following the principles of social therapy in horticulture, we build esteem and confidence.
Our volunteers are diverse. The youngest is 14 and the older is 86. We have SEN groups and individuals, retired people and people who are seeking employment as well as people on long term sick or with disabilities preventing them from working.
We create surplus by delivering training, facilitiating projects and selling plants.
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- Shabby 2 Chic CIC
Contact: Sandra Johnson
Tel: 01253 304950
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.
Our new build workshop. Quality upcycling of heritage waste furniture. Creative hand painted and antique furniture restoration celebrating over 10 years as CIC. Continuous support to our community and Mental Well being!
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- The Sewing Rooms
Units 1 – 6
Contact: Paula Gamester
Tel: 01695 550 772
The Sewing Rooms social enterprise is a business that trades to tackle social problems. Our goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities we work with, as well as improve peoples’ life chances. We do this through bespoke training workshops and a manufacturing department that makes soft furnishings, accessories and bespoke upholstery for private and corporate clients.
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