The Social Impact Award went to South Leeds Alternative Trading Enterprise, Leeds
(SLATE.) This award recognises the contributions social enterprises make in terms of their social impact and how they can demonstrate the social return on investment of their organisations.
Running businesses in inner city South Leeds SLATE aim to benefit local people socially,
environmentally and economically. SLATE has two Feel Good Furniture Shops that sell donated furniture and electricals, two Feel Good Cafes provide quality, homemade food at low prices and a warehouse houses the furniture collection and delivery teams.
All branches help to support people
with learning disabilities and mental health issues live productive, meaningful lives further helping vulnerable, long term unemployed people gain valuable work-related skills.