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#MyJobMatters - Campaign

The Camden Society takes part in the #MyJobMatters - Campaign

In early June, we took part in Social Enterprise UK’s #MyJobMatters campaign, an exciting digital showcasing and celebrating what it means to work in the social enterprise sector. 

Social Enterprise UK set up the day to highlight the difficulties businesses have in recruiting and retaining staff across the social enterprise sector. Social enterprises across the UK were encouraged to work with their staff teams to recognise the contribution they make to businesses up and down the country. 

#MyJobMatters is a way for us to spread the word about what we do and how our staff team support us to achieve our social mission to support people with a learning disability to gain skills, achieve qualifications and secure jobs.

As you may know, The Camden Society runs 10 social enterprises across London including cafes, a garden centre and a mailing and distribution site. These businesses are run to create opportunities for people with a learning disability, showcase their talents and generate income for the organisation that is then pumped back into supporting our mission. 

Here, we hear from some of our staff who truly make our social enterprises great! 

Chloe, Chef de Partie, Unity Kitchen Café Victoria

Chloe is one of newest members of staff at our café in Westminster Council’s Head Office in Victoria. 

"I would say that the most rewarding thing about working for a social enterprise is supporting our two apprentices to develop their catering skills. Both have such different personalities which makes working with them great. The last few months supporting our apprentices to develop their catering skills is something I now feel really passionate about. I want them to learn the skills that will enable them to go into new roles and continue to break down barriers that they may face in the workplace". 

Virginia Moreno Molina, Social Enterprise Manager, MailOut 

Virginia recently joined MailOut following a stint managing our reception at our head office. 

"MailOut shows that social enterprises are the way forward! We provide training and employment opportunities for people with a learning disability whilst creating new business partnerships with established and up and coming businesses such as Birdsong and Goodgym”  

Joseph, Apprentice, MailOut 

Joseph joined our mailing social enterprise last year as an apprentice and is entering his final months on the programme.  

“I think social enterprises are important because they can change people’s lives! MailOut helps different types of people, especially those with a learning disability, to gain skills and work experience to find their way into employment”.  

For more information about our social enterprises, reach out to us at admin@thecamdensociety.co.uk