UK360 - Kate Walsh 16/4/12
16 April 2012, 01:16
Start Point Coffee Shop
Since the economic downturn, high streets and shopping centres across the country have seen lots of closures, which can have a real effect on community cohesion. Anne Wallace saw this happening in her area and felt compelled to do something about it. Start Point Coffee shop was the answer.
WhoMade Your Pants?
Many of us buy clothes without properly thinking about where our money is going and to whom it benefits. Who Made Your Pants? is a social enterprise employing mainly female refugees from conflict areas and providing them with job opportunities and training in producing ethically made lingerie. UK360 checked out these knock-out knickers and found out how they make a real difference.
Growing Well in Cumbria is enabling the therapeutic effects of gardening on a largescale. This award winning community farm, certified organic by the Soil Association, promotes mental health recovery and well-being by encouraging involvement in farming. This film unearths some more information about the work of this inspirational social enterprise.
Brighter Future Workshop
One very impressive social enterprise has found a way to recycle donated disability equipment and sell it at discount prices, whilst also providing a training ground and mentoring programme for people with and without disabilities. UK360 visits The Brighter Future Workshop in Lancashire.
Street Soccer Scotland
Taking the title of the Change Maker of the year was David Duke, founder of Street Soccer Scotland — a social enterprise that delivers a range of football related services to socially disadvantaged adults and young people. UK360 hears from the winner himself as to why his organisation has made such an impact.