Friday, 17 May 2013

Battle for the Engine Shed

For almost 25 years the Engine Shed, behind St Leonard's police station, has provided support and employment for people with learning disabilities.

Knowing some of the people who have found support and employment there, and knowing its business model, I have always thought it does an excellent job.  Management have worked hard to move it as far as possible to a self funding role with emphasis on identifying and supplying markets with the produce from the bakery where many Engine Shed people work.   Earlier this week I arranged for a full briefing of myself and other local councillors on the background to proposals by the council to engineer change in the operating model for the social enterprise.  That will take place on Monday.

More details can be found in this article.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thankyou for acting on ths, they do a great job there, the people always seem happy when we pass and it is a super looking building. We hope it won't be messed up for the people involved and for the area.

Local Residents

Cameron Rose said...

Thanks for your comment. The local support, and that of the community which has contactw ith the Engine Shed has been remarkable.

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