Place Category: Employment
The SSDT has developed a range of products:
– a series of one-day confidence building courses for long-term unemployed
– a three day intensive course looking at how to address internal and external barriers to employment
– a five-day business skills courses aimed at either ethical private or social enterprises
– the Ignite course – which combines personal development, business skills, peer mentoring, start-up grant and subsidised accommodation
– a peer mentoring course accredited by ILM
– professional develoment courses in business advice, advice and guidance and coaching and mentoring
The South Sefton Development Trust also manages a £6.5m purpose built office block in the heart of the administrative quarter in Bootle. The revenues for this will enable us to fulfil our employment support role. The building also contains a 22-space incubation unit for new start businesses. Now 80% full, with a range of blue chip commercial companies, private SMEs working in the health sector, small third sector organisations and the regeneration department of the local authority.
SSDT has just secured almost £300,000 to develop and deliver a European-wide Ignite programme with partners in Cyprus, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Sweden and Germany. Pilot courses will be running in Summer 2012 – so watch this space!
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.
1) Supporting economic reintegration
We support those furthest from the labour market make progressive moves towards economic reintegration, through employment, or self-employment.
In 2015 our social impact has been:
- £196,996 for 18 people newly self-employed
- £224,460 young people (former NEET) feeling in control of their life
2) Providing training opportunities
We provide training that helps people develop confidence, removing barriers to economic participation.
In 2015 our social impact has been £104,989 (67 people trained @ £1,567/head).
3) Supporting people to feel more in control of their lives
We support people to help themselves feel more in control of their lives, their health and mental well-being.
In 2015 our social impact has been £876,360 (67 adults feeling more confidence in themselves and their abilities).