2017 was another exciting year for the Julian House bike workshops. In April we opened our 5th bike workshop in Exeter, joining forces with Exeter Community Initiatives Bike Bank, we also refurbished our Bristol and Bath branches. We have had more bikes than ever donated, fixed and used to help build 100’s of socially excluded people’s confidence and work skills, so they can move forwards with their lives.
Generated in social value (measured using HACT calculator) in employment and training outcomes.
Socially excluded clients secured paid employment.
Socially excluded clients attended our AQA Build-a-Bike courses.
Prisoners at HMP Erlestoke received vocational training and qualifications in our prison bike workshop.
Smoothie Bike sessions delivered.
Socially excluded clients given work experience and employment support.
Bikes refurbished and sold to generate an income for the social enterprise.
generated in trading income through the bike workshop.
Bikes rescued from landfill.
“This bike means everything to me, because I built it. I never knew I could achieve something like this. To me it’s more than just a bike; it’s my freedom and my independence. My support worker calls it my ‘wheels to recovery.”