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Social Enterprise Week - KLAS Care
Social Enterprise Week - KLAS Care

Social Enterprise Week - KLAS Care

16/11/2021 (Staff Post - Iain Cunningham )


Our Social Enterprise spotlights continue. Today we're hearing from KLAS Care CIC based over in Linwood.

"Being a local mum of 2, born and bred in Linwood and working part time for a Government Department I was deeply unhappy with the mundane work and having no time with my children. My husband worked shifts and often worked away from home so found myself paying for childcare that I didn’t use due to the traditional way of childcare fees being charged full time regardless of usage. During my days off I set up a toddler group, it was here that I realised that there were many mums that were in the same position as I was. We formed a committee and then a charity called Linwood Active and set about regenerating the local park to create a safe place for all children and families to play and socialise.  It was through this committee that I met my soon to be business partner Kirsty and together we created KLAS Care. The main objective of KLAS care was to break the traditional full-time fee structure and introduce a pay as you go fees structure. In less than 3 years we became so large that we needed a business structure and due to our impact being more important than our profit we became a SE. Our mission of tackling in-work poverty was well on the way to success

Some of the highlights of running our SE include; helping families succeed and improve their life outcomes, trading for the last 10 years, 7 of these being a SE, we have seen many peoples lives improve and for them to move on, none of them have forgot us and many of the children return as volunteers through work experience, Duke of Edinburgh and they gain transferable skills."

To find out more about Klas care contact the KLAS Care Admin team klascare@gmail.com

Image shows children of various ages playing outside at a KLAS Care CIC session.

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