UK's first social enterprise hotel is being planned and designed, which is loosely based on the Art & Woonhotel in Rotterdam. The planned hotel is where vulnerable youth would be offered training in hospitality.
The hotel will have 120 rooms, of which 40 will be designed as self-contained apartments for those requiring short-term accommodation and the majority will be high-quality hotel rooms.
A precursor to the training hotel, a new social enterprise cafe, Artysans, is providing training and job opportunities to young people in the city.
Running a cafe and a hotel involves almost all the skills required in running a town. With growing numbers of young people out of work, social enterprise businesses can be used as a model to ensure young people are not left disengaged.
Social enterprise businesses like the hotel and cafe can provide the training necessary and equip young people for the world of work so that they enter the job market fully ready. Read the Entire Article
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An article co-authored by 1995 Echoing Green Fellow Katya Smyth reflects on the piece “When Good Is Not Good Enough” (Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fall 2013), [1991 Echoing Green Fellow] Bill Shore, Darell Hammond, and Amy Celep.
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