Julian House Bike Workshop social enterprises are a growing chain of professional, ethical bike shops offering expert, affordable bike sales and servicing, alongside unique opportunities for clients to train, gain confidence, work skills, and progress towards employment. The bike workshop’s aims are:
• To provide positive opportunities for socially excluded people to improve their skills, gain work experience and achieve their employment goals
• To be financially strong: using our resources effectively; spending money wisely; promoting sales; generating fundraised and contract income
• To provide good quality, value for money products and services which exceed customer expectations
2018/19 Was an another incredible year for us, and more bikes than ever were donated, fixed and sold. Here are the highlights in numbers.
Generated in social value (measured using HACT calculator) in employment and training outcomes.
People accessed courses, work experience and specialist employment support through Julian House Bike Workshops, having the opportunity to be active, try something new, gain a sense of achievement, build work-related skills and confidence, prepare for and secure paid work.
Socially excluded clients attended our AQA Build-a-Bike courses.
Customer bikes serviced through our Bronze, Silver and Gold service packages.
Miscellaneous services and repairs.
Bikes refurbished and sold to generate an income for the social enterprise.
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.”