Social mission Description of SE Products or services sold
Mary Burns Publishing (Salford Star) 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, Income and financial inclusion, Mental health and well-being, Physical health, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action While the Salford Star may be the better known brand name, its parent company Mary Burns has been working with the community on media projects for the last nine years – ranging from helping young people to create their own magazines, to running journalism, photography and graphics courses for the community, to giving media lectures at universities.

The company also offers a...
We produce the community centred magazine/website Salford Star, provide training in all aspects of the media and produce magazines for other ethical organisations
MhIST - Mental Health Independent Support Team Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being - Creating positive mental health cultures
- Improving business performance by increasing awareness, good practice, confidence, accessibility, productivity and profitability.

We do this by bringing together people together in the workplace to understand what needs to change and put practical solutions in place to ensure mental health equality is achieved for the benefit of...
Our offer to business, public services, schools and VCSE organisations is bespoke. It includes: - Mental Health Awareness training - Mental Health Ambassador training - Managing Mental health in the workplace - Managing executive burnout - Mental Health Audit - Talking Therapies - Workplace Advocacy - Consultancy - Mental Health First Aid
MIC Media Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action MIC Media helps good eggs to tell their story through awesome audio.

We’re a British Podcast Award nominated podcast company. We produce podcasts and deliver podcast training. We also host MIC’s Podcast Club, which are regular meetup events for people who are as nuts about making podcasts as we are.

MIC’s uniquely set-up as a social enterprise and we work with a whole host...
- Podcast Production - Audio creation - Podcast Training
Milk & Honey cafe Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being Milk and Honey is a non-profit cafe run by volunteers and operated by St Peter's House, Chaplaincy to the Manchester Universities and RNCM. We serve beautiful breakfasts and lovely lunches 8am - 3pm Monday-Saturday, all freshly prepared by our chef and a team of volunteer helpers.

We offer training, support and community to our volunteers and customers, alongside running a...
- Food & drink - On-site catering - Event space for hire
North West Turkish Academy Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being We are part of a charity called North West Turkish Community Association, seeking to bring together the Turkish-British community in the North West, to reduce isolation and to increase knowledge and understanding of the Turkish culture and language. We provide Turkish language lessons in Manchester for children aged 4-15 and adults.
Now Then Manchester Magazine Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Citizenship and community, Mental health and well-being, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action Now Then is a website produced by the social enterprise Opus Independents Ltd that relaunched in 2021 with a new design. Opus published 12 print issues of the Manchester edition of Now Then magazine between 2012 and 2014 before switching to the former magazine-style website design, publishing a new 'issue' each month online.

We aim to cultivate choice, voice and...
We sell marketing packages which currently includes campaigns via our online platforms (website, social media). The aim is to produce print magazines again in the future, which are funded by selling marketing packages that also include advertising space in order to fund the print magazine. As across the rest of our platforms, when selling advertising / marketing packages we only work with independent traders, community groups, charities and local government.
Open Kitchen MCR Citizenship and community, Conservation of the natural environment, Income and financial inclusion, Physical health Open Kitchen MCR provide Greater Manchester’s most sustainable catering option. Our social enterprise works with a huge range of food businesses to intercept perfectly edible food that will otherwise go to waste.

We offer a wide range of catering options from simple sandwich platters, to hot food, to canapes and more formal dining, all using beautiful ingredients that will...
A wide range of outside catering services, from simple sandwich platters for day-to-day meetings, hot food options perfect for community events, and more formal and bespoke options including canapes and banquets. Delivery service provided. Also offering a range of environmentally friendly disposable and reusable serving options.
OurBoards CIC Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being OurBoards is transforming lives for people with hidden disabilities and neurodiversities, including ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, FASD, Dementia, Down Syndrome, Strokes, SEND and Learning Disabilities. OurBoards produces dry-wipe boards that enable more helpful communication. Better communication leads to fewer meltdowns, less stress, more confidence and improved behaviour and encourages positive relationships in all areas of life.
People's Voice Media Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Income and financial inclusion, Mental health and well-being People’s Voice Media is a charity and Social Enterprise based in Salford, Greater Manchester that works across the UK and Europe. PVM was founded in 1995 and we specialise in gathering the voices and stories of people in order to challenge perceptions about people's lives and support people to describe their own reality and give insight from real people, in order to better... We capture the authentic story of people's lived experience using our 3 main Community Reporter approaches - Community Reporting for Storytelling, Co-Production and Insight. We aggregate the stories collected through our curation approach to present back the Insight to the service or business. We also run “Conversation of Change events " which uses the stories collected to support change in practice or policy with all key stakeholders. Participants become members of the Institute of Community Reporters and continue to tell their story on the communityreporter.net website
PIE: Pursuing Individual Excellence Employment, training and education PIE aims to connect young people from disadvantaged backgrounds with local businesses, and help develop communication skills, work experience and cultural capital experiences. Hopefully by providing these 'missing slices' we will help young people to imagine and reach their full potential. Educational services including workshops, projects and enabling connections between schools and businesses.
Plastic Shed Citizenship and community, Conservation of the natural environment, Mental health and well-being Plastic Shed bring people together in Stockport to turn plastic waste into new, useful things. From wallets made from waste plastic packaging to planters made from old vinyl banners - Plastic Shed are exploring the possibilities of this abundant waste material, sharing their learnings and finding ways for local people, from all walks of life, to get involved with tackling this... We run creative, hands-on workshops in plastic recycling and up-cycling for businesses, schools and festivals showing people how to turn their plastic waste into quality, durable and beautiful new things such as wallets, clutch bags, planters, jewellery, notebooks, lamps - the list goes on! Our skilled and creative facilitators can show you how to safely shred, melt, fuse and mold plastic waste into a unique piece that you can use again and again.
Positive Moves CIC Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being, Physical health Positive Moves CIC is as a not for profit social enterprise aiming to make positive changes to the lives of children, young people, families and communities. We provide community focused services and projects to children, young people, families and communities living in Salford and Greater Manchester area.

Community transport, mental health support, older peoples work, working with SEN advocacy and support
PossAbilities Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being, Physical health PossAbilities is a Social Enterprise co-owned by staff and the people we support. We deliver innovative, integrated and personalised services to vulnerable adults and young children enabling them to live the life they choose. We deliver a range of social care services, including supported living, day services, respite, shared lives, supported lodgings, outreach and employment
Project Inc. Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being The Specialist College for creative education in the North West, focusing on creative study pathways for 16-25 year olds.

Our Creative Learning Studios operate from within and in partnership with Arts and Cultural organisations, for an alternative approach, with enhanced careers and progression opportunities.

We support additional/high needs routes to wellbeing, attainment...
Creative Learning studios at: Manchester Museum, Macclesfield Museum,, Touchstones Rochdale and Bolton Museum - We specialise in supporting Neurodiverse young people: - Offer a purposeful pathway to careers in the cultural and creative sectors - Offer a Creative Study Programme - Based in Museums and Art Galleries - Provide a supported autism pathway - Small learning groups (No more than 7) - Tailor our programmes to your aspirations - Embedded & 1:1 support with our SENCO, Speech & Communication and Mental Health practitioners - Dedicated team of qualified and experienced education professionals - Work with an ethos of being Respectful, Responsible, Safe & Kind
Pure Innovations Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being We support disabled and disadvantaged people to lead meaningful purposeful lives Social enterprise & community cafes, services for employment volunteering and training skills
Radcliffe Market Hall 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 We are a community owned and run market hall. Our aim is to bring you fresh and local food, ethical products, local services that you cannot find in any other place in and around Radcliffe and North Manchester. We want to be that place you spend time to do a bit of shopping, relaxing and unwinding with your friends over a drink and a bite to eat, watching the world go by... Venue hire, trading opportunities, food and drinks, ethical products, performance events
Raising Relationships CIC Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being A social enterprise set up to provide psychological interventions to families who are at risk of having their children taken into local authority care. We aim to promote healthy and safe family relationships with a range of specialist services. Psychological interventions including: - parent empowerment groups (safe carer groups, to reduce the risk of sexual and physical harm) - interventions for parents based on non-violent resistance principles (NVR) - psychologically informed parenting time plans (e.g. contact centre interventions) - interventions to reduce the risk of parental alienation. We will also provide psychological consultation and training, and increase awareness in the community.
Reason Digital Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action We are digital agency specialising in social tech. We partner with organisations that care, to create digital tools alongside people with lived experience. Together, we create lasting social good. - Websites - Apps - Marketing - Social media & digital strategy
Recycling Lives Conservation of the natural environment, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action We provide employment, training, and accommodation to support homeless individuals and ex-offenders back into Independent Living. We also operate Food Distribution Centre for Lancashire and Cumbria providing food to over 150 Charitable organisations. - Waste Management - Skip Hire - Scrap Metal Processing - Recruitment Services
Reform Radio CIC Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action We’re a multi-award winning online radio station and arts organisation working with local creatives, DJs and young people to develop and showcase new work via our online platforms. This large, active community works together to create all the content on Reform Radio, supported by regular outside broadcasts within the city, as well as specially recorded shows from artists... We provide free training in digital skills as well as a pastoral care service that helps young people in the area to get the tools they need to continue on into the workforce. We also offer mental health and wellbeing support, 1-1 careers advice & connections to employers and opportunity providers. We support young people and artists to develop their craft and enable them to become emerging artists in a variety of mediums, with a focus on music production, DJing and spoken word. We also provide a station and support to a community of over 200 DJs, artists and creatives to create, produce and broadcast 24 hours a day.

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