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Reuse, Repair and Recycling Social Enterprises

The role that Reuse, Repair and Recycling social enterprises play is the focus of our first briefing; showcasing how organisations are using their activities to create pathways to work and real jobs for people furthest from the labour market.

It profiles 4 member Social Firms – Glasgow Wood Recycling, Kintyre Recycling, LAMH Recycle, and Spruce Carpets – working in a variety of industry sectors, managing waste resources at a local level through recycling, reuse, repair and waste reduction activities.

These case studies give a flavour of how these members meet both environmental and social objectives.

  • Creating a more sustainable society by helping reduce waste and save resources
  • Creating a fairer, more equitable society by providing employment, training and meaningful activity for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable and socially excluded individuals.

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Halving the Disability Employment Gap: The role of Social Firms
The aim of our second briefing is to showcase how Social Firms can support Government’s ambition to at least halve the disability employment gap by 2038. It profiles 5 Social Firms working in a variety of industry sectors, providing a range of services and support to people with disabilities. These case studies give a flavour of how our members increase the employability and crucially, the employment of disabled people.

Spoon Cafes (run by Unity) (Glasgow)
Solstice Nurseries (Aberdeen)
UCAN-Learn.Work.Live
– (Kilmarnock)
Craigsfarm Community Development Project (Livingston)
COPE (Shetland)

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Year of Young People (#YOYP2018): The Role of Social Firms
Earlier Briefing Paper profiling the work our members do in supporting some of Scotland’s most vulnerable and socially excluded young people; creating pathways to work and actual jobs for young people furthest from the labour market.  It includes case studies of

YES Works
Stirling Community Enterprise
FareShare Glasgow and West of Scotland

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