Our Social Impact in 12 Months of Pandemic
See the difference we make in the community in these challenging times.
In this “year like no other”, staff teams at Pure Innovations have been agile and responsive to the needs of our clients and the wider community. In the image above you can see just some of the impact of our work.
Jobs, Training and Education Services
Our Employment teams provided support that enabled 37 people with a disability to find work. What an achievement, with so many businesses not even able to open!
Meanwhile our Supported Internship teams secured a further 21 paid jobs for young interns on our programmes. They include Robert whose placement with progressive employer Seven Bro7hers Brewing Company led to his work success. Read his story here.
Despite successive lockdowns, our Travel Trainers have supported 27 young people as they learn to use public transport safely and independently; people like Amelia. This life skill unlocks access to a wealth of social, education and employment prospects. It is life-changing.
Our team delivering Personalised Education Plans has also worked throughout the crisis. Through tech or socially-distanced meet-ups they have kept their students engaged and frequently entertained!
Health and Wellbeing
Social isolation regulations resulted in even heavier demands than usual on the Stockport Mental Health Network and the Wellbeing and Independence Network. Both are Pure-led. Often supported by other Pure staff, the teams have made over 2,500 welfare and support phone calls and made hundreds of shopping, medication and food parcel deliveries. They distributed 150 Winter Warmer packs to vulnerable people too.
Caring Pure clients at our bakery The Kitchen, have also supported the local community. They helped Pure staff produce the 2,000 loaves that we donated to food banks and other community food projects.
Pure CEO Says …
Pure Innovations’ CEO, Louise Parrott-Bates has this to say about our Social Impact Report for the first 12 months of the crisis.
This impact report shows how we've lent support during the various lockdowns of 2020. While many things came to a grinding halt, I am proud to report that at Pure, we remained open in order to serve the people in our local communities who were most in need & most vulnerable.
Parts of our service saw a significant surge in people who were already isolated before the pandemic needing to feel connected. So we mobilised ourselves & diversified our offerings by doing people's shopping, hosting socially-distanced walks & picking up prescriptions for those in need. We held baking & keep fit classes via Zoom & dedicated ourselves to doing anything we could to keep people connected & engaged.
The teams at Pure became agile & creative during the pandemic. I witnessed first hand how they went above & beyond to make sure that the people in our communities were looked after. The impact report is a snapshot of some of the work that we've done. Our teams have been absolutely incredible & I couldn't be prouder.
In all my time working in health & social care, I have never been as proud as I have been in the last 17 months.Louise Parrott-Bates. CEO, Pure Innovations
Thank you to all Pure staff, client volunteers and to everyone who has worked with us to make such a difference within the community.