Scope in partnership with UnLtd has launched Thrive.
An innovative programme helping ambitious social ventures provide employment solutions for disabled people, and others facing barriers getting into and staying in work.
Here’s some more information about the businesses involved in the programme.
A digital studio creating animations and explainer videos, which aims to providing sustainable, future-proof employment opportunities by training and employing young autistic people.
Inyoni bay website
A programme helping young autistic adults develop team building and problem solving skills using therapy with Lego.
Natalie and Luke Wadley
3D changemakers is a cutting-edge 3D design and printing business looking to support those with hidden impairments into employment.
3D changemakers website
The Neurodiversity Network
Supporting neuro-diverse people to gain sustainable long-term employment. Working with employers to ensure that their workplaces and practices are inclusive.
A microbrewery that will offer a variety of roles and skills building for people with learning difficulties in Devon.
The Beautifully Made Foundation
Job coaching and employment for people with complex needs. They design, create and sell a range of boutique bags, clothing and giftware.
Elsa Ellies and Miles Dunphy
A sustainable, ethical fashion range called OneByMe, with little to zero wastage. OneLab supports people with learning difficulties to develop self-worth and aspirations.
Equality Regulation Authority
Ensuring the Equality Act delivers tangible results around employment, by improving employer confidence and awareness, and providing in-work support.
Gary has secured an acre of land where he will run his own social enterprise offering training and mentoring, socialisation and a place to engage in meaningful work.
Promise in Store
Providing training and paid employment opportunities through Promise in Store, which stocks products exclusively designed, created, crafted, produced and packaged by disabled people.
Promise in store website
Deaf Business Academy
Making business training accessible to deaf and hearing-impaired people who are self-employed, so that they have access to the same support as non-disabled people.
A digital agency supporting young people with autism to move into training or employment by improving their social interactions and increasing skills and experience.
A buildings maintenance company which will train and employ people with neurological and mental health conditions.
Selling ‘a hug in a box’ and offering flexible and appropriate employment to people with long-term health conditions.
The Wood Pile
Training, volunteering and employment opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged groups through a community interest company that reuses and up-cycles waste wood.
The Wood Pile website
Diversity & Ability
Supporting disabled people through university and into work. Selling training and consultancy to ensure workplaces and learning environments are truly inclusive.
Diversity and Ability website
An accessible jobs board helping disabled candidates to find work with inclusive employers and a best practice support portal for employers.
A smartphone repair service staffed by young ex-offenders and youth at risk, supporting them to transition into work and the wider economy.
Cracked it website
Earth Doctors Ltd
Gail Lawler, Jayne Griffin-Stanton and Andy Haddon
Developing sustainable food initiatives in communities at a scale which has social and environmental impact.
Earth Doctors website
Matthew Boyd, Tim Lange, Katie Smith and Nat Hawley
Trains inclusive employers and matches individuals who are Autistic, Dyslexic, Dyspraxic or have ADHD with those employers.
Exceptional individuals website
Meg Doherty and Nathalie Moukarzel
A catering company committed to providing opportunities in catering and hospitality to unemployed, homeless Londoners.
Fat Macy's website
Innovating Minds CC
Dr Asha Patel
Providing accessible psychological support, developing employability, problem solving, interpersonal skills and self-awareness for young people at risk of becoming disengaged from the labour market.
Innovating Minds website
Jacob Hill and Nigel Stabler
Supporting businesses to recruit and mentor people with criminal convictions and offer job seekers training and support to find employment.
A peer to peer mentoring programme. Insight days and a student portal support young people. While working with employers to find and attract the best school leavers for their needs.
A socially responsible cleaning company which aims to reduce long-term unemployment and poverty in Nottingham.
Radiant Cleaners website
Max Dubiel and Ted Rosner
A speciality coffee roasting and barista academy at HM Young Offenders Institute Aylesbury.
Redemption Roasters website
Sam Everard and Wayne Ingram
Personalised mentoring to help people overcome barriers to work, developing confidence and learning new skills to re-enter the workplace or start their own business.
Emma Allen, Ben Kahn and Joel Balkwill
Provides careers education for young people who face a diverse range of societal educational and social barriers to employment.
Spiral Skills website
A horticultural social enterprise supporting young people who face barriers to employment.
Team Springboard website
The Grace Network
Conceiving, launching and growing social businesses which give newly trained staff the opportunity to take owners hip and develop the business as directors.
Clive Tuck and Steve Kibby
Social enterprises that offer work and skills training to autistic people or those with learning difficulties.
The hub website
The Lab Project
Dr Chloe Whitehead and James Beale
Supporting people with mental health conditions, long term unemployment and poverty through therapy-based work, combined with art and theatre activities.
Transform Lives Company
Tracy Fishwick and Lauren Bailey-Rhodes
Supporting those furthest from the labour market to gain work experience through volunteering, developing employability skills and building employer networks.
Transform Lives website
Turning Tide Ventures
Camillus Hamill, Sabby Hamill and James Charles
A professional valeting centre dedicated to the employment and empowerment of autistic people.
Tea Room at the Old Bakery
Providing professional qualifications in catering and paid employment to adults with learning difficulties.
Tea Room website