Sandy Mewies AM meets the team from UsUnltd & checks on progress of the Courthouse Flint
Delyn Assembly Member Sandy Mewies visited award-winning social enterprise UsUnltd on Monday (18 November) to find out more about social enterprises and how they are benefitting the local area.
Mrs. Mewies had the chance to visit the Old Courthouse in Flint, which UsUnltd is redeveloping as a café and catering company which will provide employment and training opportunities to young people in Flint aged 16-25.
The visit was organised by the Wales Co-operative Centre to coincide with Social Enterprise Day on Thursday 21 November.
The Centre supports social enterprises and co-operatives and is mainly funded by Welsh Government and the European Regional Development Fund.
As a social enterprise, UsUnltd operates as a business rather than a charity.
Its mission is to give young people a better future and its vision is to see all 16-25 year olds in Flintshire either learning or working.
Mrs Mewies said:
“Social enterprises are strengthening the economy, helping tackle poverty and making Wales a better place to live. UsUnltd is a great example of a social enterprise which is giving back to its local community and making a difference.”
Flint old courthouse a great social enterprise project and also uncovering history @UsUnLtd enjoyed today’s visit pic.twitter.com/INbKi0ffHC
— Sandy Mewies (@SandyMewiesAM) November 18, 2013