Welcome to the GMSEN Social Enterprise Directory

This directory is designed to help customers find social enterprises in Greater Manchester that they can buy from or trade with. It is also intended to help individuals, businesses and organisations find social enterprises they may wish to support according to their social impact.

Social Enterprises can be searched by either key word, or you can use the sector and borough filters. This directory is focused on Greater Manchester and is free to register and use. You may also wish to use Social Enterprise UK’s Buy Social Directory which includes social enterprises from outside Greater Manchester.

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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 Co-operative 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.