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.
I don’t think anything has been put on the website to congratulate and welcome Theresa into her new role, so here it is with a stonking great photo taboot. Doesn’t she look like a pro!
A massive congratulations to two of our best loved SLATE staff members.
Nicholas and Jackie both picked up awards. Yey!
We are understandably proud as punch.
FixIT based in our Armley store are looking to appoint a new director.
Could it be you?
SLATE have made a couple of movies recently. We were so lucky to receive help from students on the Media Journalism course at Leeds University.
One film is about Christmas so we may as well keep that wrapped up in tinsel until next year but you can find the other two by following these links:
http://bit.ly/2hKZX85 This link will take you to a short film explaining who we are and what we do.
http://bit.ly/2j7zlAo This link will take you to a film we made about our new relationship with John Lewis
We hope you enjoy watching them as much as we did making them!
As one of SLATE’s objectives is to help long term unemployed get back into the workplace we have decided to partner with the REED Work Routes Programme which does just that. People who have out of work for a period of time will get the opportunity to come to SLATE, develop skills and build confidence to get them back into a paid job. Below we can see Neil and Jon who went to the launch of the programme last week and told everyone of the good work that we do.
Last week some of our volunteers headed down to the new Paperworks premises in Seacroft to have a gander. Whilst there they took the opportunity to use the huge shredder that Paperworks are lucky to have. Below is a pic of Roy getting rid of that secret information.