Ambitions for us are social, economic and fiscal:
Enabling people to take the initiative in their own lives, secure the ability to earn their own living or to become a future employer with their own social business venture.
Contributing new knowledge and experience of behaviour, attitude and habit change
Economic - this work is achieved by establishing distinct social enterprise centres:
New Meaning Centres become a focal point for enterprise and social innovation
To contribute to local authority employability focus areas:
Investment in work-related learning
Provision of work experience to post-16 young adults
To ensure “harder to engage” young people can participate in education programmes that motivate them to “stay the distance” and obtain qualifications
Promotion of emotional well-being among children and young people
To enable new Centres to become self-sustaining
To use any surplus income retained to fund research & development into other community and social & business enterprise ventures
Hundreds of case studies prove the benefits from New Meaning attitude enabling approaches.
One such pioneering programme (TESS PAVE Mentors) was a finalist in the Social Enterprise UK “Inspiring Youth Enterprise” 2014 award.