SOCIAL ENTERPRISES IN GREENWICH BOROUGH

There are a number of social enterprises in Greenwich that are run to provide opportunities

for people after they finish their treatment.

Greenwich’s Drugs and Alcohol Integrated Mental Health Commissioning team (DAMIC) have grant funded a number of social enterprises in Greenwich to enhance the aftercare opportunities for people, families and carers who access Greenwich treatment and support services.

 

Social Enterprises are businesses, organisations or cooperatives which provide a service whilst helping the community, individuals, the environment and the local economy.  They enable positive change.

 

Social enterprises help individuals to change their lives through training education or employment, they help bring communities together by developing community partnerships, and they provide good value local services, ensuring their profits are reinvested, and not given to shareholders.

 

THREADS BY LIFELINE

Threads by Lifeline is charity shop with a difference. Selling clothes and so  furnishings. and ‘up-cycled’ goods. The shop also offers training in a range of skills - from retail and sales to sewing and visual merchandising. Anyone who has been in treatment, or their family and friends can apply take part in work placements or training. The shop is due to open later in the year. Threads also run sewing workshops across a range of locations in the borough.

How to get involved: Your keyworker can make a referral by phone or email.

THE NEW LEAF COMMUNITY CAFÉ

Based in Blaker Court Charlton, the café is run by Charlton Triangle Homes and provides a range of opportunities and activities for the local community including: access to a wide range of professional services – counselling, volunteering, reiki, befriending, welfare support, careers guidance, employment coaching, training and healthy living advice. The café also runs food hygiene and jewellery making courses and has a regular Friday coffee morning with a welfare adviser and a Wednesday afternoon with a community nurse.

How to get involved: Call the New Leaf Centre or email Emma

SEEDS

SEEDS is a micro nance project which began in July 2014 . Designed to find innovative ways to enable clients in recovery from substance misuse to become self-employed through the creation of their own social enterprises and businesses. The programme can have a positive impact on service users, supporting both treatment objectives, community resilience and personal empowerment to establish their own social enterprises or businesses that provide employment and also tackle a range of social and economic issues in Greenwich

How to get involved: Call the number or ask your keyworker to contact Vicky Jones

07918 193 020

FRESH COATS

Fresh Coats - does what is says on the tin. CGL have developed their social enterprise to offer skills training and work experience in the painting, decorating and building trade. The team can take on small domestic jobs, as well as larger work such as offices or community buildings. Fresh Coats brings together professionals in the field of decorating, and service users in recovery who have prior decorating experience , or wish to gain skills which will enable them to return to work.

How to get involved: Talk to your keyworker who can make a referral

07833 295 884

COFFEE ETHIC

Coffee Ethic, a café providing volunteering, training and employment opportunities for local

residents in recovery will be located in Anglesea Road, Woolwich from April 2016. Offering a range of hot drinks, light lunches and snacks the café will provide a relaxed environment in which to meet and socialise in the heart of Woolwich as well as being a venue for community meetings and events.

The café was developed in partnership with Bridge Mental Health, BlenheimCDP and Coffee Ethic, a Druglink Social Enterprise, and will be linked to the substance misuse and mental health services as part of the new recovery resource centre.

How to get involved: If you would like to be a Coffee Ethic Volunteer then please ask your

Keyworker to make a referral.

SMART GARAGE SERVICES

SMaRT Garage Services, Woolwich offers MOT testing along with repairs and servicing to all makes and models, including work on brakes, tyres, clutches, steering, suspension and engine diagnos cs. SMaRT garage services use the latest automotive equipment and can provide customers with a full range of diagnostics.

How to get involved: Call the number or talk to your keyworker who can make a referral

MADE IN GREENWICH

Made in Greenwich is a food production on social enterprise which supports people who have been out of work due to ill health or drug and alcohol dependency. Made in Greenwich create fresh homemade meals to take away and participants are involved in every aspect, from product development to production, marketing and distribution.

All their products are made from fresh ingredients with no additives and the minimum amount of salt, sugar and fat. Their range always includes vegetarian and vegan products, and their meat and fish is sourced from free range producers who operate sustainable principles.

How to get involved: Ask your keyworker to call the number or email Claire

0208 269 4880

SELECT18 FILMS

SElect18 Films is a collective of  filmmakers transitioning out of treatment who aim to make

a variety of films for organisations and community groups in Greenwich. Supported by Chocolate Films, Participants on the course learn skills using the latest digital film-making equipment, DSLR cameras, Apple Mac laptops, Final Cut Pro editing software, website development on Word Press and gain a nationally recognised accreditation on, AQA Unit Award, every step of the way.

How to get involved: Interested service users can ask their keyworker to make a referral

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