Place Category: Communities
FRAME provides education, training and employment opportunities to people with all disabilities and people who are considered to be socially excluded, to enable them to test their ability to work, develop new skills and change direction in their lives. These opportunities are provided through the operation of a community re-use and recycling project which as well as offering reusable furniture and household items to the general public, targets those experiencing the effects of poverty and social deprivation in Pembrokeshire, providing items at very low cost or free of any charge to individuals or families in crisis.
The re-use and recycling of unwanted furniture and household goods avoids unnecessary waste and minimises the use of landfill refuse sites.
Social Impact Declaration: Social-Impact-Declaration_Pembrokeshire-FRAME.pdf
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 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 June 2018
1) What social differences and changes have you aimed to create (or supported)?
- Social inclusion - FRAME try to enable people with disabilities into work. FRAME have a 25 year track record of achieving this and over half the staff team are disabled coming to FRAME as participants.
2) What actions have you taken to address the above social aims?
FRAME provides work practice, training and paid work to individuals with disabilities. Each persons development plan is unique and catered to the individual.
3) What has changed and what benefits have been realised as a result of your actions?
- Participants have moved into paid work often for the first time internally at FRAME or externally
- Increased confidence and skills sets for the individuals with disabilities
- Large amounts of public funding saved, compared to the cost of day services to individuals
4) How do you and other people know your aims are being achieved? Or how will you know?
FRAME completes annual surveys with participants, staff and directors. FRAME has records of peoples training outcomes and increase/ decrease in their soft skills through workstars at reviews. These give a good indication of how FRAME’s service is benefiting individuals and is all reported in the social impact report.
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.
5) How many people have benefitted from your actions?
On average 200 people a year access FRAME’s services of work practive, training and employment.
FRAME operate throughout the county of Pembrokeshire.
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?
FRAME has a number of case studies of individuals that have never worked that now hold down a full time job and are more than capable and competent in their role. This applies to over 50% of FRAMES paid staff team.
7) What additional social benefits have you been able to deliver within your core services that distinguish you from other “for shareholder profit” providers?
FRAME offers a huge saving for the local authority in comparison to if individuals were in day care services. This figure is discussed in the Impact reporting annually.
8) What social and environmental benefits have you created from internal operational policies and actions?
FRAME recycles and reuses over 1000 tonnes per annum which is diverted from landfill.