Had a tour of the new social enterprise hub opening up soon in wembley.
SEIDs – Social Enterprise Ideas Development – exists to change the lives and opportunities of people who are without work and in poverty as well as those who are in work and in poverty. Decent and dignified work is at the heart of SEIDs.
I was really impressed with the work they have done and how they will be looking to work with the local community to provide opportunities and space for them.
Read more below or take a peak at their website. https://www.seids.org.uk
Decent work is hard to find. In London the majority of people living in poverty – 58% -are living in a working family.
That’s 1.3 million people living with in work poverty.
21% of people employed in London are paid below the London Living Wage rate of £10.20 an hour.
SEIDs – Social Enterprise Ideas Development – exists to change the lives and opportunities of people who are without work and in poverty as well as those who are in work and in poverty.
Decent and dignified work is at the heart of SEIDs.
The best way to move someone out of poverty – whether in work or out of work – is to give them an decent and dignified job – one that pays a sustainable London wage and one that provides a working environment where people and profit co-exist together without one at the expense of the other.
That’s why we have set up a Social Innovation & Enterprise Hub at Wembley – to assist business start-ups become viable opportunities for decent work, and a Property Services Enterprise working across north London – to provide training and employment on the job as a pathway into decent work.
SEIDS is a direct expression of the vision of Caritas Westminster: Caritas Westminster seeks to bring about a society where everyone lives a life of dignity and worth.
The Hub is a ‘social enterprise community center’ offering a unique ecosystem of resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities for those who have a social enterprise or social business idea.