Transitional outcomes from social enterprise interventions for young people with additional support needs

ESSS Outline

Iriss ESSS Outline: Transitional outcomes from social enterprise interventions for young people with additional support needs
This evidence summary seeks to address the following question relating to the outcomes of involvement in social enterprises for young people with additional support needs: What are the benefits of social enterprise ventures such as cafés for young people with additional support needs? How does evidence from academic research and lived experience back up the approaches taken by [organisation redacted] as examples of good practice? It identifies some key studies relating to the wide range of outcomes for young people with additional support needs from work- and employment-based social enterprise interventions and recommendations for good practice.

Limelight Music

Iriss.fm, episode 152

Michael McEwan speaks to Gordon Dougall, Artistic Director of Limelight Music, a Scottish Equalities professional music training and production company.

My Life My Way - Wesley Greer

Iriss.fm, episode 141

Wesley Greer talks to Michael McEwan of Able Radio about his life from school through the highs and lows of breaking into performing arts.

My Life My Way - George Gordon

Iriss.fm, episode 139

Michael McEwan speaks to George Gordon, a part-time receptionist with with SCLD who has previously worked with Common Knowledge as an interviewer on the Special Olympics and as a support worker.

Values into Action Scotland

Iriss.fm, episode 129

Michael McEwan talks to David Ross about how his work as a Quality Checker helps people bring more choice and control into their lives.

Young Scotland's Got Talent

Iriss.fm, episode 115

A conversation between Michael McEwan and Emma Hill about the East Project in East Renfrewshire - a project run by Enable Scotland to support people with disabilities into employment.

My Life My Way - Gordon Roy

Iriss.fm, episode 97

Gordon Roy left school when he was 17 in the 1980s and attended a day centre. He was told he wouldn’t be able to work or have a family. He left the day centre, went to college and has held down a steady job for many years. He speaks about his life.

Journeys back into work

A series of case studies on the subject of supported employment

Journeys back into work

The inequality between disabled people's employment rates and those of the general population is stark. Despite improved legislation and various employability initiatives to tackle the disparity, little progress has been made in increasing the level and quality of disabled people's labour market participation.