halving the disability employment gap: The Role of Social Firms

The aim of this 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)
– (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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