Place Category: Food & Drink
The Good Mood Food social business provides excellent quality and competitively priced catering to organisations in Manchester. Our food is made fresh daily and delivered to your door.Choose from our range of buffet options, or if you would like something specific or extra for that special occasion, please speak to one of our staff who will be happy to accommodate your needs. We can also meet the needs of those on special diets so please mention this when ordering.
Our organisation which helps people with mental health needs to lead fulfilled, successful lives in the community. Any profits from Good Mood Food are covenanted back to harp, a registered charity , providing support to people with mental health problems. Good Mood Food also offers volunteering, training and employment opportunities to people with mental health problems.
Social Impact Statements:
Social Impact Statements
The Social Enterprise Mark criteria includes a requirement that the applicant can demonstrate that social and/or environmental objectives are being achieved.
In support of this, new applicants and renewing Mark holders must submit Social Impact Statements that summarise their headline activities and achievements, helping show how they are striving to make a difference and stand up to scrutiny of purpose as a social enterprise.
Updated August 2016
1) Promoting mental health and recovery
Good Mood Food is part of Manchester Mind and as such our focus is on mental health and recovery. We operate an external catering social enterprise, where high quality buffets are produced for businesses across Manchester.
This year we have provided a number of supported volunteering placements for people with mental health issues - in food preparation, customer services, admin and delivery. Volunteers have access to training to support the building of confidence, skills and networks.
We take referrals from people themselves, from mental health teams and from other organisations. We also provide a link with the Charities therapeutic catering work so that people who are gaining in confidence can move onto a placement within an exceptionally busy catering business .
2) Supporting those with mental health issues
There are different stakeholders for this business, from our customers to people who we support and who have experience of poor mental health.
With regards to customers, we have increased our turnover this year by 10% to £107,552.
We have supported 4 volunteer roles in admin, food preparation, driver/delivery and kitchen buddies. We have worked with 40 volunteers on Good Mood Food.
3) Improved mental health for volunteers
Volunteers with GMF all have experience of poor mental health. Our aim is not about getting people into work, as many people are just looking for something to do and test the water a little bit. However, 2 volunteers have gone into paid work; 1 into a support worker role and one employed with Good Mood Food as a catering assistant.
20 people have had support with completing job applications, CVs etc.
Volunteers have access to Manchester Mind training, which can offer additional ways of building up skills and confidence.
Over 50% of volunteers report significantly improved mental health.
Our aim is also to increase awareness of mental health issues. Although we do not measure this with customers, we provide information about the social impact of the business to all customers.