The UnLtd impact fund signed up Seniors Helping Seniors (UK) and it’s UK owners Sally and Christian Wilse, to help with an ambitious and important national goal to provide 3,000 UK jobs for those distanced from the labour market in 2020. The initiative is backed by National Lottery Community Fund and Big Society Capital.
Sally and Christian Wilse help in two ways. They provide Seniors in and around Canterbury with flexible well paid work opportunities because they launched and still help manage the UK Pilot of Seniors Helping Seniors UK. The second input comes from people are repeating the elderly care model in communities across the South East and East UK through franchising.
Each independent business offers local, flexible, valued work which is paid above the Living Wage to fifty people or more. Sally Wilse says, “We are driving new standards in elderly care and local employment for people. The people we have met campaigning for better care are outstanding and I love to be part of very positive changes.”
Franchisees recognise the importance of who you are as a business. Having value at your heart, truly matters. People who want to start a business for themselves, are attracted to ideas that give back as well as making money. They recognise that when people need a service, they choose companies with strong values. And when people choose who to work for they choose companies that are ethically strong enough that they know they will be supported.
On Tuesday 4th Feb the couple were invited to Portcullis House to join Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work, Justin Tomlinson and to celebrate the impact social entrepreneurs have on employment.
“I am a huge supporter of what I’ve seen…My commitment, as the government, is to work with you and turbo-charge what you’re doing”. – Justin Tomlinson.
The event was hosted in Parliament by Alex Sobel MP, chair of the All Parliamentary Group on social enterprise. He said “I’d like to see the O2 arena full of social entrepreneurs like you”.
The win-win with Seniors Helping Seniors is, by offering valued and well paid work to people who are often distanced from work by ageism or because they need flexible work conditions, the company offers outstanding same person elderly care with unparalleled results.