Invite to Community Benefits Business Networking Event – 4 May

As part of East Renfrewshire Council’s Community Benefits commitment they encourage companies to engage with supported businesses, employability providers and third sector organisations to benefit individuals with barriers to employment.

You are invited to an afternoon networking session at the new Eastwood Health Centre catered by The Greenhouse Café, a community interest company that runs a supported employability programme for adults with learning disabilities as part of their contract with the East Renfrewshire Community Health Care Partnership.

You will hear from Steven Jacobs who established the café in the new health centre, on how he partnered with the Council to create this first programme of its kind for adults with learning disabilities. The business has been such a success that he is now looking to expand in other areas.

You will also hear from Geoff Leask, Chief Executive from Young Enterprise Scotland, who runs YES Works based at Rouken Glen Park on how companies can engage with the Social Enterprise to benefit young people with barriers to work. YES Works is an Award Recognised Social Enterprise that delivers premium quality Landscape Gardening services to local authorities, housing associations, business as well as private homes in the West of Scotland.

If you are interested in finding out how your company could offer opportunities to people with barriers to work including learning disabilities please RSVP by 27 April to lorna.wallace@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Venue: Eastwood Health Centre, Drumby Cres, Clarkston, Glasgow G76 7HN
Date: 4 May 2017
Time: 3-5pm

Some further information on the Greenhouse Cafe
www.glasgowsouthandeastwoodextra.co.uk/news/greenhouse-cafe-is-a-first-1-4210989

Some further information on YES Works
http://yesworks.org.uk/about.php