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1 Recovery and social enterprise Ruth Campbell, Comas

2 Employability and recovery Services and sustainability Recovery and entrepreneurship

3 Social + Enterprise Social enterprise: businesses that trade to tackle social problems, improve communities, peoples life chances, or the environment. They make their money from selling goods and services in the open market, but they reinvest their profits back into the business or the local community.

4 Social + Enterprise Social Firms: market-led enterprises set up specifically to create good quality jobs for people disadvantaged in the labour market. businesses that support rather than projects that trade

5 Social + Enterprise Work integration social enterprises: improve employment prospects of people severely disadvantaged in the labour market though a range of work-based opportunities.

6 Follow the money – support for start up Follow the money – start up

7 Follow the money – subsidy / core funding

8 Follow the money – profit

9 Recovery and Employability Profit model Low staff numbers Staff retention Focus on efficiency: speed, maximum output Quality and consistency Employability model Payment per head Throughput Short term experience Support model High support staff Community Authentic

10 The café Social connections Access to support and facilities (e.g. computers) Learning opportunities Personal development Arts programme Volunteering by community members Community membership by community members

11 EADP: rent Café Profit Trusts and donations Other trading

12 Serenity Café Enterprise Work integration social enterprise Enterprise drives operations Café roles and accreditation Community roles and accreditation 43 volunteers 280 hours a week to run the café

13 Serenity Café Enterprise External room hire / catering Public / tourist custom vs A place to be Synergies with community programme

14 Developing a social enterprise Train the support staff Think long term Choose your business carefully Be ready to ride out cash flow issues Campaign vociferously for better recognition of the role of community-based work integration social enterprises.

15 Future of Social Enterprise and Recovery Welfare Reform Recession Educate funders and commissioners

16 Recovery and Entrepreneurship Micro enterprise Self employment Recovery market is growing

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