About the Directory
This directory enables anyone to browse existing social enterprises across Greater Manchester.
Filter SEs by:
- Where they are based
- Where they operate
- Their category of activity
- Their social mission
- What kinds of support they are happy to provide to other SEs
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|Social mission||Description of SE||Products or services sold|
|A Man For All Seasons||Housing and local facilities||Founded in 2006, we help the elderly, disabled and disadvantaged to remain living independently, comfortably and safely within their own homes. We do this by providing gardening, handyperson and landscaping services. The quality and impact of our work has been recognised through a number of awards. We have a 5 star rating on the Wigan Good Trader and Lancashire Safe Trader...||Gardening, handyperson and landscaping e.g. garden maintenance * garden tidy/clearance * fences * sheds * gates * walls * drives * paths * flags * block paving * power washing * pruning * hedges * gutters * brickwork/pointing * air bricks * land drains * plastering * tiling * decorating * cleaning pvc frames/fascias * basic plumbing e.g. leaky taps * sealing sinks/baths * grab rails * loose carpets/floorboards * shelves * light bulbs * securing wires * door chains/locks * curtain rails * draught proofing * hanging curtains/blinds/pictures * laminate floors * basic joinery * moving furniture between rooms * loud door bells * key safes|
|Abram Ward Community Cooperative||Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||We support the growth of communities within Wigan Borough via Social Enterprises working in partnership||Social Enterprise Network for Wigan, Community Enterprise Centre facility, Backroom support for Social Enterprise, Funding and Monitoring support, Advice and Guidance on Business Development|
|Adventures Await||Citizenship and community, Conservation of the natural environment, Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being, Physical health||We are a social enterprise that aims "To encourage adventurous activity in adults and children to whom there are barriers preventing them the opportunity".||Adventurous activity - climbing, bushcraft, hill walking, navigation|
|Alchemy Arts||Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||
Alchemy Arts Ltd is a BME media and arts organisation that specialises in using drama and other Art forms to create space for seldom heard voices. Alchemy uses innovation and imagination as an instrument for social change and participation to support people with special educational needs, mental health, dementia and addiction to develop communication skills and self-respect.
||Promotional Videos – Videography - Weddings & Music Videos - Video Editing & Post-Production Services - Show Reel Editing - Social Media Management. Training workshop (Arts Awards accredited): Videography - Drone Flying – Editing – Photography - Script/Creative Writing – Boost, Confidence. Corporate Products: Train the Trainers - Dementia Resource (“My Memory Cloud” course) - Promo Video Training (Video Marketing Communications & Online Presence) - Media Training (Interview techniques). Issue Based Workshops: - Exploring Racism - Male & Female Identity - Gun & knife Crime - Anti – Bullying - Hate Crime - Identity, Citizenship & Belonging - Empowerment Groups. Workshops: Creative Wellbeing - Her Say, Women’s Project - My Memory Cloud, - Dementia Project - Forgotten Soldiers, role of Muslim soldiers - Be Who You Want To Be, Film Project for 11-25 year olds.|
|Aspire for Intelligent Care and Support (CIC)||Citizenship and community||Aspire are a not for profit Community Interest Company providing person centred support services to people in Salford and beyond||We support adults and young people with complex needs, learning disabilities, physical disabilities and older people. We also support people with mental health needs and we specialise in supporting people with dementia and people on the autistic spectrum. We provide a range of services in a variety of settings within the community delivered by our highly trained workforce dedicated to enabling individuals to fulfil their aspirations and live full independent lives.|
|Banana Enterprise Network||Employment, training and education||We are a provider of effective "Real World" pre-business start-up support at grass root level supporting unemployed people who wish to take their first steps to exploring the idea of self-employment/starting a business, as a potential option for work. We also provide business training courses suitable for business owners, employees, employers and the general public who want...||We provide business start up training, employability training and a whole host of non accredited and accredited business/personal development courses. We also provide one to one coaching and mentoring.|
|Be Ethical.Org||Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Citizenship and community, Conservation of the natural environment, Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Housing and local facilities, Mental health and well-being, Physical health, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||We are not-for-profit Social Responsibility consultancy with a passionate ambition to advocate and drive businesses to take action and make a positive social and environmental impact through innovative solutions. We bridge the gap between the business community, government and third sectors organisations. We are dedicated to changing the landscape of business operations to...||Social Responsibility Management & Consultancy/Fundraising Strategy & Campaign Delivery/Sponsor Acquisition/Measurement & Reporting|
|Beacon Counselling||Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being||Exists to improve the lives of adults, young people and children who experience mental health problems||Schools service: working with primary and secondary schools to support young people via 1-1 counselling, trauma therapy, group programmes in mindfulness, well-being, and exam stress; external supervision for safeguarding, pastoral, and senior roles; staff well-being support. Services for adults: 1-1 counselling, couples counselling, and group programmes (mix of paid for and funded work). IAPT service: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies through contracts with NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups. Employer Service: EAP support (Employee Assistance Programmes) to support staff experience mental and emotional health problems, build resilience, and reduce staff sickness. Trauma service: for young people and adults with complex needs. Includes traumatic experiences from child sexual exploitation, domestic abuse, forced marriage, honour-based violence, radicalisation, and criminal gangs.|
|BME Promise||Employment, training and education, Income and financial inclusion, Mental health and well-being||
Our service will support ‘job ready candidates’ and ‘not job ready'. We will support candidates with CV writing, gaining Maths and English qualifications, ESOL/EAL, DBS applications, confidence building, interview techniques and application forms.
If issues around health and poverty are identified, we will then support our candidates via our partnership collaborations and...
|Can-Survive UK||Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being, Physical health, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||Providing culturally sensitive support to people living with, cancer, their family and friends. The service is targeted at but not exclusive to individuals from a Black and Ethnic background. Can-Survive UK's services include Cancer Support Groups, Holistic and Diverse range of Therapies, Health and Wellbeing workshops, Cancer Awareness sessions and events, Focus Groups and...||Focus Groups & Consultations (facilitation and delivery) Training (cultural competency) Events/Campaigns Home Visiting|
|Cheshire Parenting Collective CIC||Family, friends and relationships||Peer support for parents through groups, courses, and workshops.||Courses, workshops, baby sling/carrier hire, nappy kit hire|
|Circulate.tech||Conservation of the natural environment, Employment, training and education||Online movement and marketplace for reuse and remanufacture of industrial equipment||I connect buyers and sellers of obscolete factory machinery|
|Commonplace||Citizenship and community||Commonplace is a double decker, community event space.||We are a unique mobile space, that caters for everyone. Big or small, an individual or group, local or city-wide. We are available to hire for events.|
|Cracking Good Food||Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being||Cracking Good Food is a Manchester-based cookery school and community cooking network. We are a social enterprise that promotes cooking from scratch using sustainable and seasonal ingredients. We are an accredited Living Wage Employer||Community Outreach Cooking sessions along with Cookery Course for the public|
|Creative Experts||Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Income and financial inclusion, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||
Delivering innovative creative solutions to business and the community, the Creative Experts programme is all about supporting young people to become fully professional and successful in the creative industries.
We deliver corporate and community creative services such as training, conference enhancement, community engagement projects, mentoring and consultation on behalf of...
|Creative solutions, conference enhancement, staff training, role-play and mentoring as well as bespoke community engagement projects.|
|Discover Training CIC Ltd||Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education||Delivering training and education in the community to reduce worklessness in the North West area.||None, we are a fully SFA funded training provider|
|Diversity Pod||Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being||We support young people to explore their talents and potential and to achieve their career and personal goals.||We offer mentoring, coaching, capacity building training and activities to develop life skills and build confidence.|
|Embrace Resilience||Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being, Physical health||Provision of online learning on Resilience and Wellbeing for individuals, organisations and communities via a Wellbeing Ecosystem||Online learning modules. Consultancy|
|Emmaus Salford||Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Housing and local facilities||A working community of formerly homeless and socially excluded people running shops selling donated and upcycled furniture and household goods.||Furniture, clothing, records and DVDs, bric-a-brac, domestic hardware etc. We also run a Social Supermarket selling food at very low prices to persons in need.|
|Empowerment Training||Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being||Training on how to defeat bullying, harassment and discrimination||Training workshop|