Our Social Enterprise of the Week:
Aspire Community Benefit Society
Aspire is a Leeds based social enterprise who provide high quality care and support services to adults with learning disabilities.
Their Vision / Mission:
Aspire’s mission is to enhance the lives of the people they support. They achieve this goal through the excellent services they offer, as well as the strong relationships they build with their clients. They provide a huge range of services to over 900 adults with learning disabilities throughout the area. All the support Aspire offers is adapted based on the needs of their clients, meaning everyone can get the most from their services.
What really sets Aspire apart is the way they help their clients build independence and confidence through encouraging them to make informed decisions wherever possible. This enables their clients to live fulfilled and happy lives.
As well as the care and support services they provide, Aspire also run a catering business and several cafés. These workplaces offer job opportunities to some of their clients allowing them to gain skills and experience. This is yet another example of how Aspire is empowering the people they support to be more independent.
Why We Chose Them:
The work Aspire is doing to help their clients is excellent. During the covid-19 crisis they’ve put extra measures in place to ensure their clients and staff stay safe and well. They’ve also been running online quizzes and competitions for any of their clients who are staying at home and for family and friends, keeping everyone involved.
Their monthly update videos mean that even if their clients’ family are unable to visit at the moment, they can still see how their loved ones are and what they have been up to. Aspire is doing a great job of supporting people with learning disabilities and helping them to get the most out of life.
The Work They Do:
How They Align With Our Values:
At Ground Up Digital we believe everyone deserves fair chances in life regardless of background, disability or past mistakes. This is why we try to hire people based on ability rather than disability and give opportunities to people who may have been overlooked in the past. These set of values closely align with Aspire’s mission. The fact that Aspire puts the people they support at the centre of everything they do, means they can really help them build confidence and improve their daily lives, which is fantastic to see.
You can read more about our values here: https://groundup.digital/our-values
How You Can Support Them:
Aspire is looking for dynamic, motivated people to join their team. Find out more about how you can get involved here: https://www.aspirecbs.org.uk/aspire-job-vacancies/