Our Story Jessie and Jill
This is What we do Pulp Friction Smoothie Bar CIC is a social enterprise which employs and supports young people with learning disabilities to run our pedal-powered smoothie bars at public events and in public places.
Motivation for setting up Pulp Friction Jessie wanted a job!! What is it.... Who is it aimed at What we are trying to achieve Where delivered “Disability should not be seen as a barrier to success"
Challenges Hobby to a business Making money not relying on funding Community activity v commercial activity Managing time Persuasion Developing services Learning the language Transition from recipient to provider Understanding the personalisation agenda Community Catalyst project
Successes Getting funding Simple business model People like us and what we do Local recognition Partnerships Interest from “big players” Volunteers Employment Spin-offs
What Next? • Jobs! • Clarifying the services we offer • Promoting the services we offer • Peer Support (PFPS) • Festivals (PFF) Established Provider • Signposting/Information service • Paying me • Established Provider
Quotes • “I’ve been with Pulp Friction for a year now and when I first started I wanted to build my confidence skills up more by serving the customers. I go to local places and other locations too helping out with the pedal powered smoothie bar.” • “I liked doing Pulp Friction, it was good meeting new people. It was helpful for me and I got a job.” • “ I like doing Pulp Friction, I do cleaning and put the rubbish in the bin. It has given me more confidence.”
Thank You • Any Questions?