Key Enterprises at the Manchester Marathon!

Updated: Mar 2, 2020

On the 5th of April our Administration Officer Rob will be taking on the challenge of running the Manchester Marathon and would love to fund-raise for Key Enterprises to make his run even more worthwhile.

“I’ve been working here at Key Enterprises for a few months now and every day I am impressed by all the hard work that goes into making K|E the unique organisation that it is. To say thank you for letting me be part of the team and welcoming me on-board, I have decided to use my place in the upcoming 2020 Manchester Marathon to fund-raise for Key Enterprises and to help our service users achieve even more in their time here.”

On a placement at the centre, someone can receive a full day of support within a safe and welcoming environment, learn a new skill, enjoy themselves and receive a cooked, two-course meal. They can gain access to emotional support, signposting and a break from isolation.

Please take the time to have a look at Rob’s Just Giving page

All donations go to directly supporting the work of Key Enterprises and our Service Users:

£10 will help subsidise a service user on a field trip

£26 will provide a half-day placement for a service user

£40 will provide a full-day placement for a service user

Without us, service users would experience isolation, reduced opportunities and experiences and a poorer quality of life. Several service users have expressed that attending K|E has provided them with a way of contributing to society in a meaningful way.

We provide a unique service that mixes adults with differing diagnoses and complexities. Only 6% of adults with a learning disability are able to work, K|E enables people to engage in activities within a real work setting, providing opportunities and experiences found nowhere else.

Creating an environment to socialise safely allows friendships to be built, and reduces the isolation that so many of the adults we work with would otherwise experience. Having access to a social network can increase happiness and confidence, reduce loneliness and in doing so, reduce linked health risks such as depression, high blood pressure and a higher mortality risk.

Providing this support is not without cost. At a time of shrinking personal budgets and reduced government investment, our service users are more vulnerable than ever. K|E provide quality, safe and value driven support that costs a tiny fraction of the interventions we prevent through our services.


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