ELITE Supported Employment
A trading arm of our main charity ELITE Supported Employment Agency (SEA) Ltd. The main charity has been assisting people with disabilities or disadvantage to obtain and maintain paid employment opportunities within their communities since 1994.
Initially relying on local businesses to provide opportunities, ELITE SEA wanted to set up their own sustainable business with the aim of creating paid employment or work opportunities – ELITE Paper Solutions (EPS), our first social enterprise, launched in 2015. In January 2019, we were awarded an opportunity by Welsh Government to establish a manufacturing unit, under the “Better Jobs Closer to Home” strategy, which enabled the creation of ELITE Clothing Solutions (ECS).
Supported by mentors of Brodwaith (North Wales) & First Corporate Clothing (South Wales), we aim to collaboratively create a Made in Wales brand of clothing, supporting the development of job & training opportunities in this sector, across Wales.
Our manufacturing unit based at Ebbw Vale, will operate as an intermediate labour market, centred on people, and, with the aim of increasing long-term employability in the surrounding area, supporting those with aspirations to enter, remain and progress in employment. The benefits of this approach are the reinvestment of profits back into the business or the local community, so that, when the business profits, society profits.
ELITE Clothing Solutions provide training, skills and job opportunities to people with disabilities and those at a disadvantage, to help empower our local community.
We are always looking for volunteers to join our teams, to meet people, learn new skills and contribute to a successful local business. Please get in contact with us if you’d like to become a volunteer!
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