NICKEL SUPPORT ENTERPRISES
One of our core goals is to increase paid employment opportunities for adults with learning disabilities. With less than 6% of people with learning disabilities in paid employment, something needs to be dramatically altered to improve this low statistic.
We have therefore developed a number of enterprises,which harness the wonderful skills and qualities of the trainees, and this has translated into brilliant products we can sell to the public. Any profits that are generated go directly back into the organisation and are used to offer paid employment.
INTERESTINGLY DIFFERENT INTERIORS
This is our enterprise under which we sell our up-cycled furniture alongside vintage and antique pieces.
We sell through our shop (based in Carshalton) and various online outlets. As our business has grown we have developed a strong customer base. Both locally and around the country.
Our shop is just next door to our new hub and ran by shop manager Dave with the help of several Nickel Support trainees. Trainees can work there up to four times per week, assisting with all aspects of the day to day running.
We survive and thrive from donations and we are always looking for new pieces, so please feel free to contact the team if there is anything you think we may be able to make use of and we will arrange a time and date convenient for you to pick it up:
INTERESTINGLY DIFFERENT INTERIORS SHOP
15 The Parade
020 8669 4882
INTERESTINGLY DIFFERENT FOOD
JAMS AND RELISH'S WITH A DIFFERENCE
We have developed a range of delicious jams and relish’s which are available to purchase. As well as selling them directly, we are also delighted to be partnering with several local and online retailers. You can find our list of stockists below:
With new recipes in development, we are hoping to extend our product range in the future.
NICKEL SUPPORT CAFE
Our pop-up café opens every Friday 1.30-5pm at our Nickel Studio. We serve fresh coffee, cakes and treats, which are baked by our trainees throughout the week.
We have strong support from people in the local area and it is a space to bring people together, to educate people about what our trainees are capable of, and build relationships with members of our community.
NICKEL SUPPORT CAFE
12 Beynon Road
1.30pm - 5pm