Social enterprises and opportunity
Framework's social enterprises provide high quality products and services on a commercial basis. They differ from traditional businesses in their approach to staffing and profit, which is used only to generate new opportunities.
From former rough sleepers and offenders to recovering drug users and the long-term unemployed, many of the people we work with find themselves at the back of the employment queue. We help them by:
- Providing opportunities where they did not exist before
- Providing vital training and skills
- Providing a reference and work history
- Building confidence and self esteem
- Improving the public perception of vulnerable client groups
Our social enterprises allow us to offer opportunities where few existed before – to give employment and training choices to those who, for a variety of reasons, have been excluded from the conventional employment market. We give people opportunities they probably would not have had otherwise. To see people making the most of those opportunities and really flourishing is hugely satisfying to us all."
Claire Eden, Head of Employment
Barista operates three professional, high quality coffee shops across Nottinghamshire, employing more than a dozen people.
The Bike Club enables service users and members of the local community to get involved with bike maintenance.
The Workshop is a Lottery funded, modern, well-equipped training centre based in Bulwell, Nottingham and provides opportunities for our workers to undertake basic training in wood craft, DIY, cycle maintenance and painting and decorating.
Woodpeckers is a woodworking social enterprise that uses a team of skilled volunteers to make a range of high-quality goods with 100 per cent recycled wood.