Untap Solutions

Help UnLtd to #UntapSolutions

 

1 in 10 adults in the UK have had an idea for a social venture but haven’t yet turned any of these ideas into reality1, according to a representative poll conducted for UnLtd by Populus. In response, UnLtd wants Parliamentary candidates to commit to meet with us if elected, so we can work together to untap these solutions that would impact positively on the economy and society.

If Parliamentary candidates commit to meet with us, we expect to be able to get UnLtd’s funding and support better promoted across the UK. We hope to be able to break down barriers and improve support for anyone who wants to start or grow a social venture too. To do this, we need your help.

  • If you are a Parliamentary candidate, please commit to meet with us, if elected, to support current and future social entrepreneurs in your area and beyond by emailing us or tweeting using #UntapSolutions
  • If you are not a Parliamentary candidate, please email or tweet candidates in your area something like the following and tell us if you get any replies1 in 10 have an idea for a social venture but haven't started it yet. If elected, will you meet with @UnLtd to #UntapSolutions?

To help raise awareness of this campaign and the amazing work social entrepreneurs do, we will be unveiling a fantastic portrait to share on each remaining day of the election. The portraits of social entrepreneurs have been produced for UnLtd by eight neuro-diverse artists with the support of social venture Hart Club. Please revisit this page daily to see the portraits, or ideally share them with candidates and the public via LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.


Personal Alarm Watch

Ewan and Adi founded Personal Alarm Watch. It has revolutionised safety for people requiring medic alert pendant alarms, connecting them to a 24/7 monitoring team from anywhere in the UK.

This portrait has been created by Bulent Abosoglu. Bulent is a member of The Camberwell Incredibles, a collective of practising artists and learning diverse adults.

Personal Alarm Watch


Find Your Voice

Emma Baines is the founder of Find Your Voice, which gives vulnerable people the opportunity to learn to sing, no matter what their stage in life.

Emma's portrait has been created by Errol Drysdale, who works from the arts studio Submit To Love, located at Headway East London, a charity supporting people with brain injury.

Emma Baines - Find Your Voice


The Samee Project

Sam is the founder of Samee, which helps people of all abilities to proudly and independently provide an income for themselves and their families.

Sam’s portrait has been created by Toyin Olubamiwo. Toyin is supported by Arts charity Artbox which runs art workshops, trips, exhibitions and sales opportunities for people with learning disabilities and autism.

Social enterprise Award Winner - The Samee project


Bundlee

Eve Kekeh Eve Kekeh is the founder of Bundlee, which offers baby clothes to rent, instead of having to buy clothes that won’t last very long.

Eve’s portrait has been created by Errol Drysdale, who works from the arts studio Submit To Love, located at Headway East London, a charity supporting people with brain injury.

 
 

Social enterprise Bundlee


Vibe Youth CIC

Vibe Youth CIC have the sole purpose of supporting young people to become the best version of themselves through working with those at risk of social isolation in South Wales.

This portrait has been created by Adora Iwuchuku. Adora is supported by the Riverside Camden Society London, a community centre in Bermondsey that provides art sessions and a variety of activities, trips and events for adults with learning disabilities.

 
 

Vibe Youth CIC


Matt Boyd founder of Exceptional Individuals

Exceptional Individuals are the first employment partnership for neurodivergent people. They match exceptional Dyslexic, Autistic, ADHD and Dyspraxic individuals with inclusive employers they have trained. They are on a mission to give employers access to a hidden untapped pool of talent.

Matt’s portrait has been created by David Manley who, like Matt, is dyslexic. David is supported by Arts charity Artbox which runs art workshops, trips, exhibitions and sales opportunities for people with learning disabilities and autism.

 

Madlug social enterprise


Madlug #WearOneGiveOne

#WearOneGiveOne is Madlug’s campaign in which with every bag purchased, a kid in care also receives one for free. Although Dave had no previous luggage experience, he had bags of enthusiasm.

Dave’s portrait has been created by 71 year old David Bassadone. David has a photographic memory and typically draws industrial cityscapes. He has been drawing daily since he was a child and this year had his debut solo exhibition at Hart Club.

Madlug social enterprise


Celia Hodson is the founder of Hey Girls

Hey Girls are a social enterprise who sell period products online and across stores nationwide. Their venture is built upon empowering girls and young women, so that they never have to go compromise on their health. They also supply products to schools and office.

Celia’s portrait has been created by Cecil Waldron who works from the arts studio Submit To Love, located at Headway East London, a charity supporting people with brain injury.

Celia Hodson - Hey Girls social entrepreneur


[1] Populus conducted an online sample of 2097 UK adults 18+ between 18th and 19th of November 2019.  Data is weighted to be representative of the population of Great Britain.  Targets for quotas and weights are taken from the National Readership Survey, a random probability F2F survey conducted annually with 34,000 adults.  Populus is a founder member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.  For further information see http://www.britishpollingcouncil.org/  

 

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