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.
|Social mission||Description of SE||Products or services sold|
|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. Our work depends on what funding we have at the time. We are also diversifying into saving heritage buildings.||We provide business start up training, employability training and a whole host of non accredited and accredited business/personal development courses.|
|Be Caring (Manchester)||Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being||Employee-owned social enterprise providing community based adult social care to customers within the Manchester area||Provision of community based social care|
|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.|
|Beauty in the Community CIC||Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||At Beauty in the Community, we put the communities at the heart of everything we do. We will support local charities, communities, NHS and care workers by delivering beauty, make-up and skincare workshops. We will also offer these as services to make people feel good and learn the importance of self-care. The workshops will promote good mental health and wellbeing. Learning...||We run beauty workshops and services out in the community|
|Beyond Barriers CIC||Mental health and well-being||
We are a community-focused trauma and wellbeing service which brings together psychology, yoga, nutrition and peer-support. We offer a more progressive way to help individuals, organisations and communities move beyond stress, adversity and trauma.
It is our mission to improve affordable access to high quality support for our mental health within compassionate, trauma-aware,...
|We have expertise in supporting people with a wide range of emotional, relational & mental health needs, including healing from the effects of trauma & adversity. We offer psychological therapy, yoga therapy, Nutritional therapy & Peer support. Our doors are open to a range of emotional and physical needs, but we specialise in supporting people who have experienced adversity & trauma in their early or later lives. We also support organisations by offering staff support and training, including 'Emotional Resilience during Covid' workshops. We can offer differing levels of Staff Wellbeing support depending on an organisations needs and budget. They are based on compassion-focused therapy approaches to wellbeing (CFT).|