Principles of Social Enterprise and Supported Employment in Greenlight Gateway:
That the primary aim of human services is to promote individual rights, human dignity and create opportunities for integrated social and economic inclusion. Greenlight Gateway is a CCNI registered charity and company limited by guarantee, owned by its members, including adults with learning disibilities and with an elected board of directors.
Greenlight's Social Enterprise core aim is:
To provide real and meaningful work and employment experiences to enable people with a learning disability to enhance and develop their self-confidence, skills and talents through new opportunities, responsibilities, and training for work and life, in a creative team and community environment.
Supported Employment Strategies
Supported employment in Greenlight Gateway's Social Enterprise involves the use of direct support strategies to enable individuals to:
Find jobs that suit their aspirations and abilities
Successfully learn the skills and routines of the jobs they obtain
Develop career paths in line with personal aspirations and abilities.
Greenlight Gateway is committed to continuous improvment and development and is adopting the quality standards framework for supported employment providers (EUSE) as a model to develop best practice and which will enable us to work to a recognised benchmark and futhermore develop and improve our social enterprise and the quality of our provision.
We do this by: