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Short interviews with some of the inspirational social entrepreneurs we've supported. Read about the impact they're having and what they think of SSE.

Fellows’ stories

Sepia photo of Martin Scott, founder of Freed Resilience, giving a speech

Martin Scott, Freed Resilience

Supporting young people with emotional resilience.

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Young people taking part in sports activity with the charity Manchester Youth Zone

Richard Marsh, Manchester Youth Zone

Giving young people ‘somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to'.

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Laura Grant (left), director at Freedom Foundation with her mentor Rachel Vann (right), senior manager, Strategic Programmes within Responsible Business at Lloyds Banking Group - standing in front of an SSE banner

Laura Grant, Freedom Foundation - mentoring

Discover the unique power of mentoring for social entrepreneurs.

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Carolyn Whitehead, founder of Beautiful New Beginnings with her children

Carolyn Whitehead, Beautiful New Beginnings

Helping to reduce social isolation and improve mental health in parents.

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A photo of Tessa Morton and a colleague sitting at a table

Tessa Morton, Act for Autism

The passionate parent of an autistic son, Tessa's growing Act for Autism into a national success story.

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Simon Redding, founder of Monkey Park CIC smiling for the camera

Simon Redding, Monkey Park CIC

Monkey Park CIC is like a public living room for the Brampton community.

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Charlie Pyment, Bar Manager of The Bevy behind the bar simulating pulling a pint.

Charlie Pyment, The Bevy

More than a pub: The Bevy is owned by local people, for the benefit of the whole community.

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Claire Prosho, founder of Claire's Transgender Talks, sitting down and smiling for the camera.

Claire Prosho, Claire's Transgender Talks

Helping others understand transgender identities and the issues faced by the transgender community.

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Navedia Young outside 198 Contemporary Arts where the School for Social Entrepreneurs held the Igniting Change in Lambeth Programme graduation.

Navedia Young, Neurodiversity Learning

Running workshops for neurodiverse students in mainstream schools focusing on their social skills and anxiety levels.

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The two beneficiary groups that Creative Generations works with: an older woman, and a young child.

Kara Thompson, Creative Generations

The social entrepreneur bringing children and older people together to share stories and create art.

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