The social economy can act as a bridge across barriers for people at distance from the labour market. In this episode, we look at the need for social enterprises to be embedded in communities providing local employment whilst delivering financial profit. Social enterprises are increasingly recognised as creating such opportunities by themselves and in collaboration with the wider world of business, especially as they look towards operating at larger scales.
Maeve Monaghan: CEO of Now Group, a social enterprise that supports people with disabilities to gain access to employment and training.
Martin Ward: general manager of Bounce Back Recycling, a social enterprise that provides opportunities for members of the Travelling community facing barriers to employment.
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