The students from Bournemouth University have produced a great video for us . . . To help demonstrate the work that can be done, with coaching & mentoring to overcome a disability
This Friday, 26 June, on Employability day the sector will showcase how Employment Support is being delivered in extraordinary times . . .
We have a live feed going out at 11.30 on Friday morning regarding disability and self-employment to showcase the work we do and the amazing people we work with. This session is part of the Employability Day organised by ERSA.
Our “SAMEE with session” is with Mike Lammas, MD of Train AV and a disabled entrepreneur, who has created an amazing training company whilst overcoming many barriers in the workplace.
To find out more, or to listen to the live broadcast, visit the @sameecharity facebook page
Samee Charity - Volunteer with Us
When we got asked to work alongside BU on a Branding and Audit Unit, we said yes as there are a lot of positives from working with young people. For one, their ideas are fresh and relevant, and they can tell the story that you cannot!
What do I mean by that ...well, as a Founder and CEO, I work in the charity every day and I miss all the good things happening around me, yes I know that we had mentors working with guys like Nathan, but I don’t always get the opportunity to stand back and see the results that we have achieved . . .
So, please, have a look at the video and the give me a call so you can make a difference too . . .
Volunteer With Us
Working with the Bournemouth University students, Saara Nurmi and the amazing Dr Tauheed Ramjaun, I was able to see what we have done and where we need more incredible mentors . . .
When the 23rd of March came, a lot of the SAMEE self-employment family began to contact us . . .
Could we help with money, talking to job centre, contracts, maintaining customers and so much more . . . After three days of fielding calls, I asked a couple of team members to step in and help me . . .
This has led to our new project SEAS.
Read the full story here . . .
The SAMEE Den
The SAMEE Den has been set up to ensure that all our self-employed people have somewhere safe to ask questions, gain knowledge and explore opportunities.
Not only do we have our charity supported people on there, we are also delighted to have experts supporting them such as Mark Gracey, a GDPR and Data Protection expert and Shelley Collins from Dorset Growth Hub with amazing opportunities for further training and support.
The DEN is already establishing a working network with new and young businesses talking to each other to see how they can support. It was brilliant to see Vince Jones from First Aid Training the Cares share that he has seen over 1000 clients since working with us on his business idea and Lorraine Stanley from Sex with a Difference sharing how we supported her from an idea into a Charity!
If you would like to join the Den, then message us on email or through Facebook on the SAMEE charity page – we look forward to welcoming you.
As we are now learning about a new Covid-19 epidemic spreading among the community - From next week Samee will be suspending our 1-1 face meetings with clients . . .
This however does not mean that we are closing our doors to help & support our clients, with the Coronavirus precautions in mind we have decided the way forward is still to do appointments but through alternative methods . . .
We are still able to answer your questions through Face Time, What's App . . . Or take a step back in time & try e-mail . . . or when dinosaur's roamed the earth . . . telephone . . .
Many of our new clients have concerns about how the social interaction & shutdown will affect them & their new business start-up . . . For many this could not have come at a worst point . . . quitting benefits or a good job to start afresh only to be halted in your tracks by an unforeseen event of global proportions . . .
Everyone is now wondering about what the future is now holding for their new business idea & the way forward from here . . .
The Samee Team our Business Mentors & Trustees are all here to offer any support we can in these unprecedented times . . .
Together we will get through this . . . There is light at the end of the tunnel ( Hope it's not a slow train coming 🙂 ) . . . Gratuitous Bob Dylan reference . . .