Place Category: Health & Social Care
We offer coaching, counselling, supervision and consulting to individuals, teams and organisations. We have an integrative, imaginative and values based approach, offering our services to all sectors with particular emphasis on the not for profit, education and health sectors. We offer our services irrespective of the clients ability to pay, in service of our social purpose which is to contribute to greater fulfilment, resilience and happiness as a route to a more sustainable, abundant society.
Counselling and counsellor supervision is offered in the Harrogate/Leeds area. All other services are offered globally as we have considerable global experience with organisations of all sizes.
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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 are asked to respond to a set of social impact questions, which are designed to help them think about the social impact they create, and to articulate this clearly and succinctly.
Updated February 2018
1) What social differences and changes have you aimed to create (or supported)?
- Addressing the challenges faced by refugees by supporting charities in country and charities in the UK addressing specific receival challenges. We have supported financially both large and local charities where we have been able to verify the effectiveness of their work. In this way we are hoping to contribute to reducing suffering and building tolerant societies. Global goals 3, 10 and 16
- Supporting those people who can usefully use our services but cannot afford commercial rates. These include individuals, the NHS and education sector. Details can be provided if necessary beyond that which is published on our website. For instance with the NHS we have worked for 18 months providing ways of improving the culture of institutions. Global Goals 3 and 4
2) What actions have you taken to address the above social aims?
- Mix of financial support and direct service provision
3) What has changed and what benefits have been realised as a result of your actions?
- The provision of counselling, coaching and mentoring has helped individuals to flourish
- In Leeds schools where much of our work takes place there is a knock on effect in the community when young people become more resilient
- Schools, NHS and one charity receive help from us and reportedly our interventions have been helpful
4) How do you and other people know your aims are being achieved? Or how will you know?
- In the NHS we know that we are making a difference when institutions make plans to implement changes in the way they function
- We will know once we receive reports of actions taken that it has been more than good intention. In schools we can measure the work done with young people in the school’s monitoring process and perhaps more importantly the change that young people themselves report.
- Externally we report on our social impact on our www each year
The below questions are not mandatory, but Mark holders are encouraged to answer them where possible, to provide a fuller account of their social outcomes and the social value they create.
6) What examples can you provide of a typical service user experience, that helps illustrate the benefits they have experienced as a result of your actions?
- Hookstone Chase Primary School case study
- Nurturing Parents and PACE are two programmes we run in schools which are aimed at supporting our Social Purpose
- Influencing the adults around our clients is an article describing some of our work that was published in the BACP magazine in Sept 2017
7) What additional social benefits have you been able to deliver within your core services that distinguish you from other “for shareholder profit” providers?
What distinguishes us is the way we go about our business, making it clear that the profit motive is not central to what we do – making a difference to society, related to the Global Goals is: 1,3,4,10,12,13,14 and 16.
9) What social and environmental benefits have you created from internal operational policies and actions?
- We recycle and use recycled products wherever possible and avoiding plastic as much as we can.
- We also subscribe to Rain Forest Action to carbon offset our travel