A social enterprise that provides employment experience and skills training for people with learning disabilities and health related barriers to work has just completed a major project with BBC Children in Need in the run up to the 2011 TV fundraiser.
Harrogate-based Paperworks said the contract to assemble baking and fundraising kits for this year’s campaign had given the organisation a significant boost and provided valuable work for its trainees.
Manager, Damien Handslip said:
It’s fitting that an initiative which supports young people with a wide range of needs and disabilities chose Paperworks to fulfil the contract.
Our prime objective is to support people towards employment, often following injury or ill health, and there is a clear synergy between our ethos and the objectives of BBC Children in Need.
The Harrogate-based charity was launched in 1994 and last year became the first social enterprise in North Yorkshire to be awarded the Social Enterprise Mark. It works with a growing number of SMEs providing business support services including direct mailing, printing and order picking, and has also recently secured repeat work for Thames Valley Air Ambulance.
Mr Handslip said the fact that Paperworks was able to meet the demands of such a high profile contract in terms of quality, service and flexibility meant it could continue to offer a vital service to those wanting to overcome challenges and enter the job market and hoped to expand its provision.
Children in Need is on BBC One on 18th November. To find out more about this year’s event visit www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey